Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1788-MC ducat Fr-724

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30069
Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1788 ducat rev H3029-30069.jpg

This specimen was lot 30069 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elusive in this Condition Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand Harz-gold Ducat 1788 MC, MS63 NGC. Obv. Crowned arms. Rev. Date and value. Mirrored fields combine with boldly defined devices to make this a pleasing Mint State example. Quite rare in this condition. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." This type is listed for 1784-1800 but is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 1023, Fr-724.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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