Bavaria 1809 ducat Fr-265

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3587
This specimen was lot 3587 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,033 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SEIT 1806 KÖNIGREICH Maximilian I. (IV.) Joseph, 1799-1806-1825. Dukat 1809. GOLD. Seltener Jahrgang. Nur 3.363 Exemplare geprägt. Kl. Randfehler, sehr schön +. (kingdom of Bavaria, Maximilian I Joseph, 1806-25, ducat of 1809. Rare date, only 3,363 struck, rim bumps, very fine or better.)"
This type was issued in small numbers 1807-22 with a very similar type issued 1823-25 (KM 718). None are cheap.

Recorded mintage: 3,263.

Specification: 3.49 g, .937 fine gold, this specimen 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: Divo/S. 17; Fr-265; Schl. 52, KM 703 (formerly KM 356).


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  • 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.

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