Saxony 1754-EDC ducat Fr-2855

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1766
This specimen was lot 1766 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"August III. 1733-1763 Dukat 1754 EDC. Leipzig. Selten. Vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (kingdom of Poland, Augustus III of Saxony, 1733-63, ducat of 1754, Leipzig mint. Rare. Extremely fine. Lightly wavy planchet.)"
Catalog number KM 916 (under Saxony) is incorrectly noted as a vicariat issue, which was minted 1741-42 only. Leipzig mint issues get a 25% premium over the Dresden issue. This type was struck 1745, 1752-56.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.47 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 663. Kopicki 2144. Fr-2855; KM 916.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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