Prussia 1770-A 1/2 friedrichs d’or Fr-2408

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Künker sale 294, lot 3534
This specimen was lot 3534 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,050 (about US$1,415 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-PREUSSEN, PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH, Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. 1/2 Friedrichs d'or 1770, A, Berlin. GOLD. R Sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II the Great, 1740-86, half frederick d'or of 1770, Berlin mint. Scarce, very fine.)"
This type was struck at Berlin 1765, 1769-74 and is priced higher than the Breslau mint issue (Fr-2409).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.34 g, .903 fine gold, this specimen 3.29 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-2408; Old. 436; Kluge 116.3, KM 315.

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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