Hamburg 1846 ducat Fr-1141

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30535
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This specimen was lot 30535 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold Ducat 1846, MS63 NGC. Light contact marks distract little from the bright fields on this brilliant and well-struck ducat. The reverse legend refers to the 67 pieces that are struck to the Cologne Mark, the basis of a ducat's weight and purity since the Augsburg Imperial Coinage Decree of 1559." This type is listed for 1843-50 and is fairly common for a German ducat of the period.

Recorded mintage: 11,000.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 560, Fr-1141.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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