Baden 1807 ducat Fr-148

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4280
This specimen was lot 4280 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it sold for 6,200 CHF (about US$8,248 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Baden-Durlach, ab 1806 Grossherzogtum Karl Friedrich, 1746-1811. Rheingolddukat 1807. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich. (Grand Duchy of Baden, Charles Frederick, 1746-1811, Rhine gold ducat of 1807. Hairlines, extremely fine)."
All the ducats of Baden are scarce but this one year type is rare; this specimen realized four times the value listed in the SCWC. This was the first ducat issued since 1786 (see Fr-147).

Recorded mintage: 1,022.

Specification: 3.66 g, .938 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,67 g.

Catalog reference: D.S. 2. Schl. 3. Fr. 148, KM 143.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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