Bavaria 1784 ducat Fr-255

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3581
This specimen was lot 3581 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,421 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SEIT 1623 KURFÜRSTENTUM, Karl Theodor, 1777-1799. Dukat 1784, München. GOLD. Attraktives, fast vorzügliches Exemplar. (Electorate of Bavaria, Charles Theodore, 1777-99, ducat of 1784, Munich mint. Choice extremely fine.)"
The Elector of Bavaria issued this ducat 1778-93 but despite the many years of production it is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.46 g.

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


  • 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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