Poland 1812-IB ducat Fr-68
"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 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).
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