Hamburg 1754-IHL ducat Fr-1125
This specimen was lot 24710 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1754-IHL, MS62 NGC, struck in the name of Franz I. An attractive mint state coin with lustrous surfaces and just a bit of light handling." This type was struck 1754-65 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification. Double ducats (Fr-1124) also exist.
Recorded mintage: 5,047.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 411, Fr-1125.
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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.