Regensburg 1643 ducat Fr-2466

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3798
This specimen was lot 3798 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,617 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"STADT Dukat 1643 (Jahreszahl im Stempel aus 1642 geändert), mit Titel Ferdinands III. Slg. Bach (Auktion Künker 238) -. GOLD. RR Leicht gewellt, sehr schön/vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Regensburg, ducat of 1643 over 2, in the name of Ferdinand II. Rare, creased, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1638-57 yet despite the fourteen known dates (including 1651), it is rare. The south German free cities were ruined and depopulated by the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,45 g.

Catalog reference: Beckenb. 411; Fr-2466; KM 91.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.

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