Hamburg 1729-IHL 1/4 ducat Fr-1121

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Kunker sale 263, lot 154
This specimen was lot 154 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €340 (about US$439 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, STADT 1/4 Dukat 1729, mit Titel Karls VI. Münzmeister Johann Hinrich Löwe. GOLD. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Hamburg, quarter ducat of 1729, in the name of Karl VI, mintmaster Johann Hinrich Löwe. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This one year type is noted as somewhat available. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.875 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 0,86 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-1121; Gaed. 254, KM 375.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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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