Frankfurt 1790 ducat Fr-1017

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23634
Frankfurt 1790 ducat rev H3030-23634.jpg
Sincona sale 38, lot 1823
The first specimen was lot 23634 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Frankfurt. Free City gold Ducat 1790, MS62 NGC, well-struck features with full mint luster, scarce type struck to celebrate the coronation of Leopold." The second specimen was lot 1823 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 575 CHF (about US$690 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Leopold II. 1790-1792 Dukat 1790. Auf die Wahl Leopolds II. zum römischen Kaiser in Frankfurt. Sehr schön. Leichte Fassungsspuren. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold II, 1790-92, ducat of 1790, issued in Frankfurt on the coronation of the emperor in Frankfurt. Very fine. Some small traces of mounting.)"
This one year type is occasionally available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, the second specimen 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: Förschner 391. J.u.F. 926. KM 277, Fr-1017.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • [2]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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