Saxony 1770-EDC ducat Fr-2871

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3812
This specimen was lot 3812 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,617 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM Friedrich August III. (I.), 1763-1806-1827. Dukat 1770, Dresden. GOLD. Seltener Jahrgang. Prachtexemplar. Feine Goldpatina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III, 1763-1827, ducat of 1770, Dresden mint. Rare date, proof example, fine gold color, choice uncirculated.)"
A type issued 1769-78 from the early part of Friedrich August III's long reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.49 g.

Catalog reference: Buck 143 b; Fr-2871, KM 994.


  • 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, 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.

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