Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1825-CvC ducat Fr-741

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Künker sale 294, lot 3578
This specimen was lot 3578 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €8,500 (about US$11,456 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM, Karl II. 1815-1830. Selbständige Regierung, 1823-1830. Dukat 1825, CvC. Ausbeute der Harzer Gruben. Harzgold. Wert, Jahreszahl, Münzzeichen und gebogene Schrift in fünf Zeilen//Fünffach behelmtes, 12feldiges Wappen auf Wappenmantel. GOLD. Von großer Seltenheit. Nur 530 Exemplare geprägt. Prachtexemplar. Fast Stempelglanz. Exemplar der Preussag Collection, Part I. Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1, London 2015, Nr. 270. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles II, 1815-30, sole rule, ducat of 1825, for the Harz mines. Obverse: date, value, assayer's initials and source of gold in a five line inscription; reverse: mantled, five helmeted, 12-fold arms. Very rare, only 530 pieces struck, prooflike, about uncirculated.)"
This rare one year type is the last ducat from this state, which issued coins up thru World War One.

Recorded mintage: 530.

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

Catalog reference: KM 1114, Divo/S. 62; Fr-741; Schl. 202; Müseler 10.3/80.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.


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