Bavaria 1674-CZ gold gulden Fr-210

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24665
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24665 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bavaria. Ferdinand Maria gold Gulden 1674-CZ, AU55 NGC, an attractive piece with original toning and traces of mint luster, light adjustment marks on the obverse. Very scarce early type in this quality." This type was struck 1674-79 and tho not cheap, is more available than other Bavarian ducats of the seventeenth century. The goldgulden was generally slightly lighter and lower in fineness than a traditional ducat, tho not reflected in the specification listed in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 grams. .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 325, Fr-210.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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