Hamburg 1790 ducat Fr-1129

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Künker sale 294, lot 3650
This specimen was lot 3650 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,600 (about US$2,157 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HAMBURG, STADT, Dukat 1790, mit Titel Josefs II. GOLD. Sehr schön. (city of Hamburg, ducat of 1790, struck in the name of Joseph II. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1790-92 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,46 g.

Catalog reference: KM 469 (unlisted date), Gaed. 190; Fr-1129.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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