Hamburg 1865 ducat Fr-1142

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4381
This specimen was lot 4381 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Hamburg, Stadt Dukat 1865. Fast FDC. (Germany, city of Hamburg, ducat of 1865, choice uncirculated)."
By the mid nineteenth century, the gold ducat was a quaint relic of its former dominance as a world trade coin, but several localities, including Hungary, the Netherlands and the city of Hamburg still struck them. This type was issues in small numbers 1854-67. Hamburg ceased minting ducats in 1872.

Recorded mintage: 17,000.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,50 g.

Catalog reference: Gaed. 249m. Fr-1142, KM 274.


  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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