Hesse 1842-HR 5 gulden Fr-1232

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40123
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40123 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Darmstadt. 5 Gulden, 1842-CV HR. NGC AU-55. Demarete Collection." This type of 1835 and 1840-42 is scarce to rare. Hesse struck coinage to the unified empire standard after 1871.

Recorded mintage: 22,000 for 1835-42.

Specification: 3.42 g, .904 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1232; KM-301.


  • 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, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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