Augsburg 1645 ducat Fr-61

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24765
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24765 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Augsburg. Free City gold Ducat 1645, with titles of Ferdinand III, MS63 NGC. Sharply struck details with fully lustrous surfaces; a choice example with excellent eye appeal. The obverse features a bust of Ferdinand facing right with the arms of the city on the reverse. Ex: Swiss Bank Corp sale 34, Lot 692, with the original envelope." This type was struck 1645-57 and tho not cheap, is more available than other Augsburger ducats of the seventeenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 83, Fr-61.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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