Hamburg 1710 ducat Fr-1116

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Goldberg sale 62, lot 3596
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
Goldberg sale 85, lot 3257
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

The first specimen was lot 3596 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $4,830. The catalog description[1] 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[2] 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).


  • [1]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.
  • [2]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.

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