Saxony 1764-IFoF ducat Fr-2880

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3809
This specimen was lot 3809 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €525 (about US$678 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM Friedrich August III. (I.), 1763-1806-1827. Dukat 1764, Leipzig. GOLD. R Kl. Henkelspur, winz. Probierspur, sehr schön. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III, 1763-1827, ducat of 1764, Leipzig mint. Scarce, mountmark, a few rim nicks, very fine.)"
A one year type from the beginning of Friedrich August III's long reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.45 g.

Catalog reference: Buck 118; Fr-2880, KM 978.


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  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.

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