Frankfurt 1745 ducat Fr-1008

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Sincona sale 54, lot 202
This specimen was lot 202 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$595 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankfurt, Stadt, Dukat 1745. Auf die Wahl von Franz I. Fast vorzüglich. Prägeschwäche und etwas gewellt, kleiner Kratzer. (Germany, city of Frankfurt, ducat of 1745, on the election of Francis I. About extremely fine, Some weakly struck areas and slightly wavy, tiny scratches.)"
This rare type accompanied a 3/4 ducat (KM 202), another single ducats (KM 203) and a 1¼ ducat (KM 205).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.45 g.

Catalog reference: J. u. F. 767. Förschner 295. Fr-1008, KM 204.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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