Prussia 1720-CG ducat Fr-2348

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Sincona sale 46, lot 187
This specimen was lot 187 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg/Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm I. 1713-1740. Dukat 1720 CG, Königsberg. Sehr selten. Fast sehr schön. Kleine Randfehler. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William I, 1713-40, ducat of 1720, Königsberg mint. Very rare, About very fine, Minor edge nicks.)"
This type, the most available ducat of Friedrich Wilhelm I, is noted for 1718-21. The SCWC notes this as 1720-M CG but we don't see any trace of an "M". The ducat was superseded in Prussia by the friedrichs d'or (Fr-2380) worth five thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.42 g.

Catalog reference: v. Schrötter (similar to 117), Fr-2348, KM 175.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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