Hamburg 1783 ducat Fr-1129
This specimen was lot 24714 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1783, MS66 NGC, in the name of Joseph II. A superb coin with fully lustrous surfaces and excellent eye appeal, rare in this elite grade."This type was struck 1773-88 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.
Recorded mintage: 4,500.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 447, Fr-1129.
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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.