Solothurn 1797 2 duplone Fr-390
This specimen was lot 25163 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Solothurn. City gold Duplone 1797, AU58 PCGS, nicely toned with reflective surfaces and abundant mint luster, mild handling in the exposed fields." This type is listed for 1796-98 and is expensive. This denomination is also noted for Bern, Luzern and the Helvetian Republic.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 15.28 g, .900 fine gold, .442 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 60, Fr-390.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.