Prussia 1719-IGN ducat Fr-2358

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Künker sale 294, lot 3526
This specimen was lot 3526 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,561 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-PREUSSEN, PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH, Friedrich Wilhelm I. der Soldatenkönig, 1713-1740. Dukat 1719, IGN, Berlin. GOLD. Äußerst seltener Jahrgang. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William I, the Soldier King, 1713-40, ducat of 1719, Berlin mint. Very rare date, very fine.)"
This type was struck at Konigsberg (KM 175) and Berlin (shown here) 1719-25. The Konigsberg issue is more common tho both are scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.44 g.

Catalog reference: KM 190, Fr-2358; v. Schr. 29.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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