Hesse-Darmstadt 1827-HR 10 gulden Fr-1230

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1414
This specimen was lot 1414 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 3,200 (about US$4,216 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"10 Gulden 1827. Darmstadt Selten. Vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, ten gulden of 1827, rare, extremely fine.)"
This denomination, like all the gold issues of Hesse-Darmstadt, is rare and expensive. Ludwig was originally landgrave Ludwig X but became grand duke Ludwig I in 1806. This type is noted for 1826-27.

Recorded mintage: 1,705.

Specification: 6.85 g, .904 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.75 g.

Catalog reference: D.S. 119. Schl. 446. Fr-1230, KM 293.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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