Regensburg (1741)-B 1/32 ducat Fr-2547

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22672
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This specimen was lot 22672 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Regensburg. 1/32 Ducat, ND (ca. 1741)-B. NGC MS-65. Too small to encapsulate, but graded by NGC with photo certificate. Lustrous, one tiny spot mentioned for accuracy. A lovely little Gem with good eye appeal. Ex: Ponterio sale 149. Chicago, April 24-25, 2009, Lot 2278 (tag included)." This 1/32 ducat may be the smallest gold coin ever minted in Europe. It accompanied a 1/16 ducat, 1/10 ducat, 1/8 ducat, 1/6 ducat, 1/4 ducat, half ducat, single ducat and various multiple ducats. This tiny coin, while not common, is affordable.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.11 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-2547; KM-A325; B-528.

Source:

  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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