Augsburg 1767-T ducat Fr-109

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23958
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23958 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,642.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Augsburg. Josef II gold Ducat 1767-T, MS64 NGC, an uncommonly attractive piece with reflective fields; the die flaw on the reverse above the pine cone is present on almost every known example of this type." The city of Augsburg only issued ducats on special occasions and are consequently they are quite scarce. This is the last ducat from this locale, which was annexed by Bavaria in the Napoleonic consolidations.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-109, KM 187.

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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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