Hamburg 1771 2 ducats Fr-1126

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24716
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This specimen was lot 24716 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,233.01. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold 2 Ducats 1771-OHK, AU58 NGC, struck in the name of Joseph II. Nicely toned with light surface marks, very scarce type." This type was struck 1766-71 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.98 g, .979 fine gold, .219 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 444, Fr-1126.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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