Ulm 1636-HLK ducat Fr-3480

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Sincona sale 50, lot 1072
Ulm in 1789
This specimen was lot 1072 in Sincona sale 50 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ulm, Stadt. Dukat 1636. Verzierter ovaler Stadtschild, darüber ein Engels­köpfchen mit Flügeln, unten die Münz­meistersignatur HL-K (Hans Ludwig Kienlin). Rv. DVCATVS / NOVVS / REIPVBL / VLMEN / SIS / 16-36 in geschweifter Einfassung. Sl. Wurster -. Sehr selten. Leicht gewellt. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Ulm, ducat of 1636. Obverse: ornate oval arms, angel's head above, mintmaster's initials below; reverse: date and inscription in ornate cartouche. Very rare, Slightly wavy flan, Very fine-extremely fine.)"
The SCWC lists only thalers and ducats for this locale, all rare. This type is listed for 1635-38 with mintmasters HLK and MK.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.47 g.

Catalog reference: Nau 119. Fr-3480, KM 54.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Jubilee Auction 50, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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