Prussia 1794-B friedrichs d'or Fr-2418

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3626
This specimen was lot 3626 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,584 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich Wilhelm II. 1786-1797. Friedrichs d'or 1794, B, Breslau. GOLD. RR Fast sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William II, 1786-97, gold frederick d'or of 1794, Breslau mint. Rare, nice very fine.)"
This type was struck in Berlin and Breslau 1786-97 and is the only friedrichs d'or of this ruler. These coins saw hard use and are frequently found heavily worn.

Recorded mintage: 33,711.

Specification: 6.682 g, .903 fine gold, .194 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.61 g.

Catalog reference: KM 349, Fr-2418; Old. 61.

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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