Bavaria 1780 ducat Fr-252

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3579
This specimen was lot 3579 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3.359 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SEIT 1623 KURFÜRSTENTUM, Karl Theodor, 1777-1799. Dukat 1780, München. Isargold. GOLD. RR Sehr schön. (Electorate of Bavaria, Charles Theodore, 1777-99, ducat of 1780, Munich mint, struck from Isar river gold. Rare, very fine.)"
The Elector of Bavaria issued four types of ducats in 1780; this type (KM 574), KM 573 (Inn river gold), KM 572 (Danube river gold) and KM 568 (regular issue) of which the Inn river issue is the rarest. This type was also minted in 1779, 1793 and 1798.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .937 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,45 g.

Catalog reference: KM 574, Fr-252; Hahn 353.


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

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