Cologne (1383) goldgulden Fr-789

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3208
This specimen was lot 3208 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 650 CHF (aboout US$776 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Köln, Erzbistum, Friedrich II. von Saarwerden, 1371-1414 Goldgulden o. J. (1383). Deutz. Gutes sehr schön. (archbishopric of Cologne, Frederick II of Saarwerden, 1371-1414, undated goldgulden, Deutz mint. Good very fine.)"
Both the city and the archbishop of Cologne (or Koln) issued gold ducats and it takes a keen eye to tell them apart. Friedberg notes this type as fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold; this specimen is 3.50 g.

Catalog reference: Noss 204. Felke 467. Fr-789.

Source:

  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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