Hesse 1842-HR 10 gulden Fr-1231

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Sincona sale 6, lot 714
This specimen was lot 714 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 2,700 CHF (about US$3,322 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Hessen-Darmstadt, ab 1806 Grossherzogtum 10 Gulden 1842. Vorzüglich-FDC. (grandy duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, ten gulden of 1842, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type of 1840-42 is scarce to rare. Hesse struck coinage to the unified empire standard after 1871.

Recorded mintage: 17,000 for 1840-42.

Specification: 6.85 g, .904 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 6,74 g.

Catalog reference: D.S. 120. Schl. 449, Fr-1231, KM 415.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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