Brandenburg-Ansbach 1754 2 ducat Fr-354

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Kunker sale 294, lot 3523
This specimen was lot 3523 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €8,000 (about US$10,783 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG IN FRANKEN, BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich, 1729-1757. 2 Dukaten 1754, Saalfeld, auf die Vermählung seines Sohnes Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander mit Friederike Karoline, Tochter des Herzogs Franz Josias von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, am 22. November. Zwei schwebende Genien halten ein Band, mit dem die Wappenschilde von Brandenburg und Sachsen verbunden sind//Vier Zeilen Schrift. Slg. Grüber (Auktion Künker 267) 4577 (dieses Exemplar). GOLD. Von größter Seltenheit. Vorzügliches Exemplar. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Charles William Frederick, 1729-57, double ducat of 1754, Saalfeld mint, on the marriage of his son Christian Frederick Charles Alexander with Frederica Caroline, daughter of the duke Francis Joseph of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld on November 22. Obverse: two cherubs support a ribbon holding the conjoined arms of Brandenburg and Saxony; reverse: four line inscription. Very rare, extremely fine example.)"
The line lapsed in 1791 when the margrave sold the provinces to Prussia, who in turn yielded them to Bavaria in 1806 as part of Napoleon's mediatization.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6,95 g.

Catalog reference: KM 228, Fr-354; Fischer/Maué 3.703; Kozinowski/Otto/Ruß 881.2; Slg. Wilm. -.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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