Hamburg 1675-HL 1/2 ducat Fr-1103
This specimen was lot 29495 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold 1/2 Ducat 1675-HL MS65 NGC. Charmingly small, and with extremely lustrous surfaces that present fully-rendered de[s]ign elements. Featuring the wonderfully popular imagery of Madonna and child, highly appealing and scarce in this gem designation." This type is listed for 1675 only and is scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.75 g, .986 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 107, Fr-1103.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.