Hamburg 1739-IHL ducat Fr-1120
This specimen was lot 24706 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1739-IHL, MS63 PCGS, prooflike surfaces with full mint brilliance, very light wave to the flan." 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: 2,221.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 342, Fr-1120.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.