Denmark 1828-FF frederiks d'or
This specimen was lot 20494 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Frederick VI gold Frederick d'Or 1828-FF, MS61 PCGS, lightly toned and quite attractive with reflective lustrous surfaces. Very scarce one-year type with the small bust of the King and coat of arms on the reverse." This coin is from a series begun in 1828 during the reign of Frederick VI. This type was struck 1828 only. Since 1513, the kings of Denmark have alternated between the names Frederick and Christian; when Fredericks VI and VII ruled, this coin was called a frederiks d'or; when Christians VIII and IX ruled, it was called a christians d'or. It was the same size and weight as a Prussian friedrichs d'or (KM 371, KM 398, KM 415, KM 442) and a Saxon gold five thalers (KM 1054, KM 1102, KM 1113, KM 1123, KM 1143). All the Danish issues are rare today. In 1874, Danish coinage underwent a decimal reform and Denmark joined the Scandinavian Monetary Union. The christians d'or was superseded by the 20 kroner.
Recorded mintage: 21,000.
Specification: 6.64 g, .896 fine gold, .191 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 699.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.