Prussia 1795-A friedrichs d'or Fr-2417

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Künker sale 294, lot 3544
This specimen was lot 3544 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$2,022 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-PREUSSEN, PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH, Friedrich Wilhelm II. 1786-1797. Friedrichs d'or 1795, A, Berlin. GOLD. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William II, 1786-97, frederick d'or of 1795, Berlin mint. 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: 954,105 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 6.68 g, .903 fine gold, this specimen 6.65 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-2417; J. 100; Old. 60, KM 349.

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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