Hamburg 1868-B ducat Fr-1142

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Sincona sale 54, lot 208
This specimen was lot 208 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$714 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, Stadt, Dukat 1868. Gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Hamburg, ducat of 1868, Good extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1868-72 and is fairly common for a German ducat of the period. It is distinguished from earlier issues of 1854-67 (KM 579) by the addition of a "B" on the shell below the tablet on the reverse.

Recorded mintage: 25,000.

Specification: 3.5 g, .979 fine gold, this specimen 3,45 g.

Catalog reference: Divo/S. 80. Schl. 342, Fr-1142, KM 589.


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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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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