Hamburg 1737-IHL ducat Fr-1120

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3204
This specimen was lot 3204 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 550 CHF (aboout US$656 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, Stadt, Dukat 1737. Titel Karls VI. Sehr schön. Gewellt, kleine Kratzer und justiert. (Germany, city of Hamburg, ducat of 1737, struck in the name of Charles VI, Very fine, Wavy planchet, small scratches and adjusted.)"
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: 5,165.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: KM 342, Gaedechens 138. Fr-1120.


  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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