Hamburg 1680-HL 1/4 ducat Fr-1111
This specimen was lot 29494 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,468.75. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold 1/4 Ducat 1680-HL MS65 NGC. Struck in the name of Leopold with a lovely, illustrative design. A stunning example in all respects, with luminous surfaces that boast full mint luster. Very rare in this elite quality." This type is listed for 1680 and 1692 and is scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.875 g, .986 fine gold, .027 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 283, Fr-1111.
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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.