Prussia 1765-B friedrichs d'or Fr-2407

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Künker sale 294, lot 3532
This specimen was lot 3532 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,774 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-PREUSSEN, PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH, Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. Friedrichs d'or 1765, B, Breslau. GOLD. RR Sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II the Great, 1740-86, frederick d'or of 1765, Breslau mint. Rare, very fine.)"
This type was struck in Breslau, Silesia, in 1764-65. It traded fro five thalers. This type was also struck at Berlin (Fr-2406) 1764-75 and is priced slightly lower than the Breslau mint issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.68 g, .903 fine gold, this specimen 6.62 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-2407; Old. 439; Kluge 114.2, KM 1058 (listed under Silesia).

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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