Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1800-MC ducat Fr-724

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Künker sale 294, lot 3577
This specimen was lot 3577 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €4,800 (about US$6,470 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM, Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, 1780-1806. Dukat 1800, MC. Ausbeute der Harzer Gruben. Harzgold. Gekröntes, 11feldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild und umgehängter Girlande//Wert, Jahreszahl, Münzzeichen und gebogene Schrift in fünf Zeilen. GOLD. Von großer Seltenheit. Attraktives, vorzügliches Exemplar. Exemplar der Preussag Collection, Part I. Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1, London 2015, Nr. 268. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles William Ferdinand, 1780-1806, ducat of 1800, for the Harz mines. Obverse: crowned 11-fold arms with escutcheon and hanging garland; reverse: date, value, assayer's initials and source of gold in a five line inscription. Very rare, attractive extremely fine example.)"
This type is listed for 1784-1800 but is rare. This specimen is slightly double struck.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: Divo/S. 46; Fr-724; Müseler 10.3/77; Schl. 153, KM-1023.

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.
  • 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.

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