Bavaria 1778 ducat Fr-255

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Sincona sale 46, lot 58
This specimen was lot 58 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,440 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Karl Theodor, 1777-1799. Dukat 1778, München. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Electorate of Bavaria, Charles Theodore, 1777-99, ducat of 1778, Munich mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
The Elector of Bavaria issued this ducat 1778-93 but despite the many years of production it is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: Hahn 349, KM 568, Fr-255.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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