Augsburg 1763-T FAH ducat Fr-107

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29705
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29705 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Augsburg. Free City gold Ducat 1763 T-F(A)H MS61 NGC. Struck with the titles of Franz I and featuring his portrait, this sublime offering expresses luminous, golden color that borders on flashy, a choice strike with typical softness noted on the bust, and light handling within the fields. A pleasing example in all regards and one that is worthy of much attention." The city of Augsburg only issued ducats on special occasions and are consequently they are quite scarce. This is nearly the last ducat from this locale, which was annexed by Bavaria in the Napoleonic consolidations.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 178, Fr-107.

Source:

  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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