Bavaria (1827-35) goldgulden Fr-288

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30056
Bavaria c1825 goldgulden rev H3029-30056.jpg

This specimen was lot 30056 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "High-Quality Bavarian Issue Bavaria - Wurzburg. Ludwig I Goldgulden ND (1827-35), MS62 NGC. Obv. Head of Ludwig left. Rev. Wurzburg city view. An issue for the city of Wurzburg, this coin is fully brilliant and well struck with prooflike fields. An exceptional example of this very rare issue. We can find only one transaction record for this type: an XF example sold in a major European auction in 2008 for 8000 Euros." Friedberg lists this under Bavaria while the SCWC does not mention it at all, altho the listings for Wurzburg include goldgulden as late as 1814.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.25 g, .770 fine gold, .080 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-288, KM-unlisted.


  • 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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