Prussia 1767-A 2 friedrichs d'or Fr-2405

From CoinFactsWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Sincona sale 46, lot 137
This specimen was lot 137 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 6,000 CHF (about US$7,200 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg/Prussia, Friedrich II. 1740-1786. 2 Friedrichs dor 1767 A, Berlin. Nackte Büste mit Lorbeerkranz nach rechts. Rv. Gekrönter Adler auf Fahnen und Waffen, darüber die Jahreszahl 1767, im Abschnitt Münzzeichen A. Äusserst seltener Jahrgang. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II, 1740-86, double frederick d'or of 1767, Berlin mint. Obverse: bare, laureate bust to right; reverse: crowned eagle rising over piled arms, mintmark dividing date below. Extremely rare date, Very fine-extremely fine, Minor adjustment marks.)"
This type was struck in Berlin 1764-71 and 1775. It traded for ten thalers. Frederick the Great emerged victorious from the Seven Years War but it was a very near thing, with only the death of the empress Elizabeth in 1761 saving Prussia from utter destruction.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.36 g, .903 fine gold, this specimen 13.30 g.

Catalog reference: Olding 432. Kluge 109.4, Fr-2405, KM 310.

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.
  • [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.

Link to: