Hamburg 1835 ducat Fr-1141
This specimen was lot 20571 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. Ducat, 1835. PCGS MS-63+ Secure Holder. Reflective in the fields with design features that are intricately detailed on both sides. RARE condition for this scarce type that has a listed value of $1600 in MS60 in the Standard Catalog of World Coins." This type is listed for 1835-42 and is fairly common for a German ducat of the period.
Recorded mintage: 10,000.
Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-1141; KM-552.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.