Hamburg 1773 2 ducats Fr-1128

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Sincona sale 46, lot 209
This specimen was lot 209 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 4,250 CHF (about US$5,100 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, Stadt, 2 Dukaten 1773. Titel Josefs II. . Sehr seltener Jahrgang. NGC MS65 PL. (Germany, city of Hamburg, double ducat of 1773, struck in the name of Joseph II. Very rare date.)"
This type is listed for 1773-88, all with very low mintages.

Recorded mintage: unknown but likely under a thousand.

Specification: 6.98 g, .979 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Gaedechens 47. Fr-1128, KM 450.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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