Bavaria 1506 gold gulden Fr-178

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Kunker sale 294, lot 3486
This specimen was lot 3486 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €3,400 (about US$4,583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BAYERN, HERZOGTUM, Albert IV. der Weise, 1465-1508. Goldgulden 1506, München. GOLD. R Sehr schön +. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 108, Osnabrück 2006, Nr. 19. (Germany, duchy of Bavaria, Albert IV the Wise, 1465-1508, goldgulden of 1506, Munich mint. Scarce, very fine or better.)"
The other goldgulden of 1506 (Fr-177) has the infant Jesus seated on Mary's right arm.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.25 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.27 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-178; Hahn 11.


  • 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, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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