Bavaria 1704 gold gulden Fr-219

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3571
This specimen was lot 3571 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €380 (about US$491 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SEIT 1623 KURFÜRSTENTUM, Maximilian II. Emanuel, 1679-1726. Goldgulden 1704, München. GOLD. Feine Goldpatina, min. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön. (Electorate of Bavaria, Maximilian II Emanuel, 1679-1726, gold gulden of 1704, Munich mint. Nice gold color, a few planchet flaws, very fine.)"
This type of 1698-1704 is scarce. It is listed in Friedberg as a max d'or, a term used in the SCWC for a coin weighing 6.65 g, .900 fine gold and issued after 1715. There was also the carolin d'or (Fr-229), issued after 1726,which weighed 9.7 g, .770 fine gold. None of these coins were for the peasants.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, 3.23 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-219; Hahn 200; Witt. 1629, KM 350.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015

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