Augsburg 1742-IT ducat Fr-94

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3556
This specimen was lot 3556 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 1742, mit Titel Karls VII. (Karl Albert von Bayern). Sitzende Augusta mit Mauerkrone, in der Rechten den Stadtpyr, in der Linken Freiheitsstab//Geharnischtes Brustbild Karls VII. r. mit Lorbeerkranz. GOLD. Min. gewellt, vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Augsburg, ducat of 1742, in the name of Charles VII (Charles Albert of Bavaria). Obverse: seated figure with pine cone, staff in left hand; reverse: armored, laureate bust of Charles VII. Bent, extremely fine.)"
The city of Augsburg only issued ducats on special occasions and consequently they are quite scarce. This one honored Karl Albert during his brief tenure as emperor, for which the Austrians invaded, occupied and devastated Bavaria. He surrendered his title and received Bavaria back and Francis of Lorraine was crowned emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: Forster 528; Fr-94, KM 147.


  • 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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