Bamberg 1753 ducat Fr-171

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Bamberg 1753 ducat obv Stacks 110-646.jpg
Bamberg 1753 ducat rev Stacks 110-646.jpg
Bishopric of Bamberg in 1789, from Putzger's 1905 atlas

This specimen was lot 646 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMAN STATES. BAMBERG. Bishop Franz Conrad von Stadiun-Thannhausen, 1753-1757. Ducat, 1753. Homage of the Bishopric. Bust l. in clerical garb. Rv. Seven-fold Arms under five crests, Chronogram date forms part of the legend Astrae Longos ConCeDat RegIMInIs Annos: 'May the Stars Allow Long Years (of Reign).' Both sides of this late Bamberg issue show flashing prooflike fields, obverse displays minuscule field tics. MS-62 PL (NGC)." The SCWC mentions this as a one year type, along with KM 121, KM 135 and KM 147, each issued on the occasion of the coronation of a new bishop.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-171, KM 119.


  • 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]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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