Hamburg 1553 goldgulden Fr-1088

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3679
This specimen was lot 3679 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,584 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"STADT Goldgulden 1553, mit Titel Karls V. GOLD. RR Sehr schön. (Germany, city of Hamburg, gold gulden of 1553, in the name of Charles V, rare, very fine.)"
A gold gulden issued in the name of Ferdinand I is also noted for 1553.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3,20 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-1088; Gaed. 270 b var.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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