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CNG 87, Lot: 1508. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AUSTRIA, Empire. Franz Joseph I. Emperor, 1848-1916. AR Doppelter Vereinstaler (41mm, 37.02 g, 12h). Commemorating the Opening of the Wien-Trieste Railway in southern Austria. Wien (Vienna) mint; Carl Radnitzky, engraver. Dated 1857. FRANZ JOSEPH I · V · G · G · KAISER V · OESTERREICH, laureate head right; below neck, C·R· above A / (double eagle) VOLLENDUNG DER OESTERREICHISCHEN SÜDBAHN 1857, lighthouse between steam engine and paddlewheel boat; 2·VEREINS THALER above; below, two coats-of-arms within floral scrolls. Herinek 821; Davenport 20; KM 2246.1. Choice EF, attractively toned. Very rare.

From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.