Hamburg 1662 ducat Fr-1100

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29732
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This specimen was lot 29732 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1662 MS64 NGC. Displaying lightly-antiqued patina, this example readily pleases with attractive design motifs and classic luster that is most apparent within the recesses of the protected areas. The centers on both the obverse and reverse present a bit of softness; however, the appeal of this selection is overwhelmingly choice. A wonderful example of the issue, sure to arouse much interest from the collector community." This type is listed for 1641-67 and is fairly common for a German ducat of the period.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 221, Fr-1100.

Source:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.

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