Solothurn 1797 duplone Fr-391
This specimen was lot 32295 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description noted, "Switzerland: Solothurn. Canton gold Duplone 1797 MS62 NGC, A lightly toned example with a clear, bold strike, satiny luster, and hints of mirroring in the fields. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection." This expensive type was struck 1796-98 and was accompanied by quarter, half and double duplone.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.64 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 60, Fr-391, HMZ-2-840c.
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- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.