Bavaria 1828 ducat Fr-270

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24672
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This specimen was lot 24672 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bavaria. Ludwig I gold Ducat 1828, AU58 NGC, well-struck features with lustrous surfaces, moderate marks on both sides. Low mintage type with the King's ordinal 'I' added to the obverse legend." This three year type is scarce. Despite the cataloguer's comment, this is the type without the "I" after Ludwig. A similar type (Fr-270a) was struck in small numbers 1828-34.

Recorded mintage: 3,090 plus 1,351 more with "Ludwig I" (Fr-370a).

Specification: 3.49 g, .937 fine gold, .105 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-270; KM 737.1, (previously KM375).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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