Prussia 1770-A friedrichs d'or
This specimen was lot 20978 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Friedrich II gold Friedrichs d'Or 1770A, MS61 NGC, extremely sharp details with abundant original mint luster on both sides. Rare type and a most attractive example." Gold coins of eighteenth century Prussia are scarce as, despite Frederick the Great's strenuous efforts to build up the local economy, Prussia remained a poor and backward country. This type was struck in Berlin (shown here) and Breslau (Fr-2407) 1764-75.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.68 g, .903 fine gold, .194 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 309, Friedberg 2406.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.