Saxony 1768-EDC ducat Fr-2870

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Künker sale 294, lot 3745
This specimen was lot 3745 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €9,500 (about US$12,804 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Xaver, 1763-1768. Dukat 1768, Dresden. GOLD. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlichem Prägeglanz, vorzüglich +. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Xavier, 1763-68, ducat of 1768, Dresden mint. Scarce in this quality, very attractive example with handsome luster, extremely fine or better.)"
This rare type was struck 1766-68 for the regent Xaver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: KM 989, Buck 57 cb; Fr-2870.


  • 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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