Hamburg 1809 ducat Fr-1140

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photo courtesy Scotsman Auction Co.
photo courtesy Scotsman Auction Co.

This specimen was lot 186 in Scotsman's Midsummer Sale (St. Louis, July 2011), where it sold for $___. The catalog description[1] noted, "___." This type was struck 1808-10 during the Napoleonic domination and is catalogued at about double the ducats minted in the 1850's. Hamburg did not give up minting ducats until 1872 amid the coinage reform resulting from unification.

Recorded mintage: 7,500.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1140; KM-239.

Source:

  • [1]Woodside, John, John Bush and James Garcia, The Midsummer Sale, St. Louis: Scotsman Auction Co., 2011.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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