Regensburg (1711-40) 4 ducats Fr-2495

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Sincona sale 26, lot 2012
This specimen was lot 2011 in Sincona sale 25 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 24,000 CHF (about US$29,645 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"4 Ducats o. J. (nach 1711). Title Charles VI. Mint master Johann Michael Federer. Die cutter probably Johann Pichler. *MONETA ·­REIPVBLICÆ­ ·RATISBONENSIS* City arms of Regensburg in a rococo cartouche. Rev. (uncertain Symbol) CAROLVS·VI·D·G· - ROM·IMP·SEMP·AVG·­ Crowned, nimbate double eagle, on its breast the crowned arms of Habsburg/Lorraine, imperial orb above. The whole surrounded by the Order of the Golden Fleece. Sword and sceptre in the talons. Below on r. mintmark wing (Johann Michael Federer). Extremely rare. Extremely fine. Rim has been repaired."
Like most of the gold issues from this city during the eighteenth century, this type is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14 g, .986 fine gold, .445 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.79 g.

Catalog reference: Plato -. Beckenbauer 306, IV. Fr-2495, KM 243.


  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Rarities, Auction 25, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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