I recently acquired the third and final 1848 ducat example in this tiny sub-set of my ducat collection, so I thought I would share the examples of this interesting year with you all. Hungary 1848E AU Imperial Ducat (Austria) KM-2262 (1837-1848) NGC MS60 TRANSYLVANIA This first example is of the last year of the Imperial Austrian ducat type of Ferdinand I & V. This type was struck from 1837-1848. While it is classified as an Austrian Imperial type, in 1848 this coin was struck at the Hungarian mints of Körmöcbánya (B) and Gyulafehérvár (E) in Transylvania. This example is prooflike, though difficult to photograph. While it is an MS60, I have declined to upgrade this example a couple times (most recently to an MS64), due to the superior eye appeal in hand. Hungary 1848 AU Kingdom Dukát KM-425 (1837-1848) NGC MS62 KINGDOM This second example is of the last year of the Hungarian Kingdom ducat type of Ferdinand I & V. This type was struck from 1837-1848, though the general design had been in use for Hungarian ducats as early as the 16th century. The legends on this coin are in Latin, as with the Imperial ducat type above. Hungary 1848 AU War of Independence Dukát KM-433 (1848) NGC MS63 WAR OF INDEPENDENCE This third example is a one-year ducat type (save for pattern-only examples of 1849) struck by the Hungarians who took control of the Körmöcbánya mint in 1848 during the War of Independence. This type is extremely similar to the Hungarian Kingdom ducat type above, except that the legends are all in Hungarian instead of Latin. Of note, Emperor Ferdinand's Hungarian title of Ferdinand V is also used here instead of his Austrian title of Ferdinand I. Of note, the Kingdom and War of Independence types are sometimes misleadingly cataloged as S. Maria or Sz. Maria types. This focuses on the difference in the spelling of the word saint between Latin and Hungarian, but misses the point that the entirety of the legends are in different languages. It also misses what essentially defines the types; that one is a kingdom type and the other a rebellion type.