Hamburg 1736-IHL ducat Fr-1120
This specimen was lot 2441 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "German States: Hamburg. Ducat, 1736-IHL. In the name of Karl VI. Crowned double eagle. Reverse; City gate in cartouche. NGC graded AU-53." 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: 4,215.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 342 (formerly KM-150), Fr-1120.
- 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
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.