Anhalt-Bernburg 1741-IIG ducat Fr-20

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3554
This specimen was lot 3554 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ANHALT-BERNBURG, FÜRSTENTUM, Victor Friedrich, 1721-1765. Dukat 1741, Stolberg. GOLD. Leicht gewellt, winz. Schrötlingsfehler am Rand, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Anhalt-Bernburg, Victor Frederick, 1721-65, ducat of 1741, Stolberg mint. Slightly bent, a few edge flaws, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for six dates ranging 1730-61 and is fairly scarce but not rare. It is one of three different ducats issued from this locale during the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, 3.44 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-20; Mann 579, KM 11.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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

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