Hamburg 1769-OHK ducat Fr-1127

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29499
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29499 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1769-OHK MS63 Prooflike NGC. Struck in the name of Joseph II with fully mirrored fields that highlight boldly-defined devices. Attractive, all-over honey-gold surfaces flash upon rotation and complete this sharp example. Lovely and with immediate eye-appeal." This type was struck 1766-72 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.

Recorded mintage: 3,640.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 206, Fr-1127.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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