Hannover 1802-C ducat Fr-618

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Künker sale 294, lot 3595
This specimen was lot 3595 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,774 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-CALENBERG-HANNOVER, Georg III. 1760-1820. Dukat 1802, C. Ausbeute der Harzer Gruben. Harzgold. GOLD. RR Vorzüglich. Exemplar der Preussag Collection, Part I. Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1, London 2015, Nr. 326. (Germany, electorate of Hannover, George III, 1760-1820, ducat of 1802, Clausthal mint, for the Harz mines. Extremely fine.)"
Various types of ducats were struck most years until 1831; the type shown here was issued 1802, 1815 and 1818 from gold mined in the Harz. The kingdom of Hannover was the old duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg prior to the Napoleonic invasions. It was separated from the British crown in 1837 and absorbed by Prussia in 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,48 g.

Catalog reference: KM 111 (unlisted date), Divo/S. 83; Müseler 10.6.5/39; Fr-618; Schl. 242.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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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