Hesse-Darmstadt 1761 ducat Fr-1220

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2227
Hesse in 1789, from Putzger's 1905 atlas
This specimen was lot 2227 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hessen-Darmstadt, Landgrafschaft, Ludwig VIII. 1739-1768 Dukat 1761. Darmstadt. Vorzüglich. Henkelspur. (Germany, landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis VIII, 1739-68, ducat of 1761, Darmstadt mint. Extremely fine, Traces of mounting.)"
The SCWC lists this type for 1760-61 and prices it higher than the ducats from neighboring Hesse-Cassel. This is the last ducat from this state.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.32 g.

Catalog reference: Schütz 3012. Fr-1220, KM 203.


  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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