Regensburg (1745-50) 1/4 ducat Fr-2539

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Künker sale 294, lot 3736
This specimen was lot 3736 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,887 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REGENSBURG, STADT, 1/4 Dukat o. J. (1745-1765), mit Titel von Franz I. Slg. Bach (Auktion Künker 238) 4806. GOLD. Vorzüglich. Exemplar der Auktion UBS 64, Zürich 2006, Nr. 1247. (Germany, city of Regensburg, undated quarter ducat, struck in the name of Francis I. Extremely fine.)"
This quarter ducat was minted in the free city of Regensburg sometime before 1750 in conjunction with half, one, two, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ducats. It was probably minted to apologize to Francis I for supporting his rival Karl VII in the War of the Austrian Succession.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 0.87 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 0,88 g.

Catalog reference: Beckenb. 513, Fr-2539, KM 361.

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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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