Hanau-Lichtenberg 1618 goldgulden Fr-1145

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Sincona sale 54, lot 209
Hanau in 1789, between Isenburg and Frankfurt. Munzenberg is to the north, neighboring Solms
This specimen was lot 209 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 5,000 CHF (about US$5,950 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hanau-Lichtenberg, Grafschaft, Johann Reinhard I. 1599-1625. Goldgulden 1618, Wörth. Mit Titel von Matthias. Sehr selten. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, county of Hanau-Lichtenberg, John Richard I, 1599-1625, goldgulden of 1618, Worth mint, struck in the name of Mathias I. Very rare, About extremely fine.)"
This rare type was struck 1613-19.

Recorded mintage: 1,350.

Specification: 3.25 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.19 g.

Catalog reference: KM 25, Suchier 262. Fr. 1145 a.


  • 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, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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