Schwyz (1779) ducat Fr-379

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3559
This specimen was lot 3559 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 5,000 (about US$6,588 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Dukat o. J. (1779). Selten. Vorzüglich. (canton of Schwyz, undated ducat (1779), rare, extremely fine.)"
This rare type is also noted for 1781.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 576a, HMZ 2-796a. Fr-379, KM 38.

Source:

  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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