Pfalz 1767-S ducat Fr-2037

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3789
This specimen was lot 3789 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,359 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PFALZ, KURFÜRSTENTUM Karl Theodor, 1743-1799. Dukat 1767, Mannheim. Rheingold. GOLD. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Pfalz, Charles Theodore, 1743-99, ducat of 1767, Mannheim mint, struck from Rhine gold. Choice extremely fine.)"
Another issue of 1764 is also catalogued as Fr-2037 but has a substantially different reverse. The SCWC correctly gives it a different number. Carl Theodor went on to become elector of Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-2037; Haas 65; Slg. Memmesh. 2505, KM 425.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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