Hamburg 1732-IHL ducat Fr-1120
This specimen was lot 29734 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $3,995. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1732-IHL MS66+ NGC. Struck in the name of Karl VI of Austria. A pristine example with sparkling, golden brilliance and frosty design elements that express pinpoint definition, highly-coveted in this deluxe technical quality." This type was struck 1713-40 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.
Recorded mintage: 5,171.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 342, Fr-1120.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.