Cologne 1724-HK ducat Fr-773

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3211
This specimen was lot 3211 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (aboout US$1,909 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Köln, Stadt, Dukat 1724. Titel Karls VI. Selten. Gutes sehr schön. Kleine Kratzer. Leicht gewellt. (Germany, city of Cologne, ducat of 1724, struck in the name of Charles VI. Rare, Good very fine, Small scratches, Wavy planchet.)"
This rare type was struck by the city, not the archbishop, hence the emperor's portrait. The archbishopric and the city were mediatized in 1801 and handed to the French Republic and later Napoleon's empire. At the Congress of Vienna, the city became part of the Prussian Rhineland.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.41 g.

Catalog reference: KM 425, Noss 606 c. Fr-773.


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

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