Prussia 1841-A friedrichs d'or
This specimen was lot 20979 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $4,887.50. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm IV gold Friedrich d'Or 1841A, MS65 NGC, superb prooflike surfaces with glittering mint brilliance, a dazzling coin in all respects and decidedly rare in this superior quality." This type was struck in Berlin 1825-40 and is listed in the SCWC as a "frederick d'or." The last friedrichs d'or was struck in 1855 (KM 469) and was replaced by the gold half krone (KM 493, struck 1862-69), which contained about 70/83 of the gold in the previous denomination. The gold half krone was in turn superseded by the gold ten mark of the German Empire.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 6.68 g, .903 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 442.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.