Rhenish Confederation 1809-BH ducat Fr-2582

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Sincona sale 54, lot 218
This specimen was lot 218 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,570 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Mainz, Erzbistum, Karl Theordor von Dalberg, 1806-1810. Dukat 1809, Frankfurt. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, archbishopric of Mainz, Charles Theodore of Dalberg, 1806-10, ducat of 1809, Frankfurt mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
The Rhenish Confederation was a shortlived German state set up by Napoleon to replace the antique Holy Roman Empire. It grouped his allies (Baden, Wurttemberg and Bavaria) and his puppets (Berg, Isenburg) but vanished after his fall. This is the only gold issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.47 g.

Catalog reference: KM 8, Schl. 656, Fr-2582.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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