Bamberg 1802 ducat Fr-156

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3561
This specimen was lot 3561 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BISTUM Christoph Franz von Buseck, 1795-1802. Dukat 1802, auf die Vereinigung des Bistums Bamberg mit Bayern, gewidmet von der Stadt Bamberg. GOLD. Vorzüglich. (bishopric of Bamberg, Christopher Francis of Buseck, 1795-1802, on the union of Bamberg with Bavaria. Extremely fine.)"
The bishopric was secularized in 1801 and annexed to Bavaria in 1802. This is the last coin issued from this locale.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,58 g.

Catalog reference: Divo/S. 12; Fr-156; Schl. 43, KM 154.


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  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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