Hamburg 1710 ducat Fr-1116
The first specimen was lot 3596 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $4,830. The catalog description noted, "German States - Hamburg. Ducat, 1710-IR. Castle within branches. Reverse: Bust of Josef I right. Sharply struck example with a hint of luster. Scarce. NGC graded EF-45." The second specimen was lot 3257 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "German States: Hamburg. Ducat, 1710-IR. Bust of Joseph I right. Reverse: Arms within branches. Minor reverse mark in the field. Sharply struck with much original mint luster. Uncirculated." This type was issued 1705-10 and is quite rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-1116; KM 333 (was KM-142).
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.