Sinzendorf 1753 ducat Fr-3291

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24114
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24114 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Sinzendorf. Johann Wilhelm gold Ducat 1753-CGL, AU58 NGC, prooflike flash is maintained around the protected devices with trivial highpoint friction and no major marks. A rare issue that is perfectly suited for the world gold specialist. Quite possibly the Gold Coins of the World plate coin." This and another ducat of 1726 are the only issues from this locality in the eighteenth century. It is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-3291, KM C1.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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