Bavaria 1618 2 ducats Fr-191

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2091
This specimen was lot 2091 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,768 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bayern, Herzogtum, 1623 Kurfürstentum, Maximilian I. 1598-1651 Doppeldukat 1618. München. Selten. Vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Bavaria, Maximilian I (1598-1651), double ducat of 1618, Munich mint. Rare, extremely fine.)"
This double ducat was issued at the beginning of the Thirty Years War which was to devastate Germany and ruin her leading place in Europe.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6.88 g.

Catalog reference: KM 33, Wittelsbach 821. Hahn 63. Fr-191.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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