Baden 1841 ducat Fr-152

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30051
photo courtesy Heritage sale 3029

This specimen was lot 30051 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,259.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "Very Low Mintage Baden. Leopold Rhine-gold Ducat 1841, MS64 NGC. Obv. Head of Leopold right. Rev. Crowned arms in wreath. Full mint brilliance, with bold definition. With a small mintage of only 2,145 pieces, this example is a prize in such Choice condition. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." The SCWC divides the Badenish ducats of 1832-42 into two types (KM 201 and KM 208) but Friedberg lumps them together. All dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: 2,145.

Specification: 3.66 g, .938 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-152; KM-208.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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