Prussia 1777-A friedrichs d'or Fr-2411

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3623
This specimen was lot 3623 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. Friedrichs d'or 1777, A, Berlin. GOLD. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick the Great, 1740-86, frederick d'or of 1777, Berlin mint. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck in Berlin 1775-86 and superseded an earlier type with a younger bust of the king (Fr-2406). These coins saw hard use and are frequently found heavily worn.

Recorded mintage: 554,616.

Specification: 6.682 g, .903 fine gold, .194 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.64 g.

Catalog reference: KM 333, Fr-2411; Old. 435; Kluge 112.3.

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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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