Hamburg 1804 ducat Fr-1136
This specimen was lot 29503 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1804 MS62 NGC. Struck in the name of Franz II of Austria with mellowed, golden surfaces and a possible overdate striking. A lovely example of trade coinage from this region with the representative double-headed eagle of Hamburg, choice as such." This type was struck 1793-1806 in small numbers. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872, amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.
Recorded mintage: 7,284.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 504.1, Fr-1136.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.