Poland 1812-IB ducat Fr-68

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Sincona sale 33, lot 3071
Heritage sale 3064, lot 31506
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The first specimen was lot 3071 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,799 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN. Friedrich August von Sachsen, 1807-1815 Dukat 1812. Fast vorzüglich. Henkelspur. (grand duchy of Warsaw, Frederick Augustus of Saxony, 1807-15, ducat of 1812. About extremely fine, Traces of mounting.)"
The second specimen was lot 31506 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[2] noted, "Friedrich August I of Saxony gold Ducat 1812-IB AU58 PCGS, Warsaw mint. A fairly scarce two year type, this pleasing gold issue features just a hint of light wear and gentle handling upon the highest points, while retaining a good deal of lustrous brilliance and captivating eye appeal. Assuredly worthy of a premium bid and increased attention from the community." This rare type, struck while Poland was a puppet state of Napoleon, is listed for 1812-13. Poland returned to Russian rule after Napoleon's fall.

Recorded mintage: 8,546.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, the first specimen 3.49 g.

Catalog reference: Gumowski 2473. Fr-68, KM C88, Kop-3703 (R).

Source:

  • 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]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • [2]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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