Basel 1640 ducat Fr-50

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5494
This specimen was lot 5494 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 4,400 CHF (about US$5,853 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Basel, Stadt Dukat 1640. Ovales Wappen zwischen der Jahreszahl auf Kartusche. Rv. Nimbierter Doppeladler. Selten. Vorzüglich. (Switzerland, city of Basel, ducat of 1640. Obverse: oval arms divide date; reverse: nimbate double headed eagle. Rare, extremely fine.)"
This type is among the scarcer ducats of Basel tho none are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,44 g.

Catalog reference: KM 97, D.T.1320, HMZ 2-73g. Fr-50.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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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