Westphalia 1809-J 20 franken

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24120
Westphalia 1809J 20 frank rev Heritage 3024-24120.jpg
kingdom of Westphalia in 1812, from Shepherd's atlas

This specimen was lot 24120 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $734.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "Westphalia. Jerome Napoleon gold 20 Franken 1809-J, XF40 PCGS, evenly worn details with original toned surfaces." This type was struck in Hamburg and Cassel 1808-13. When Jerome, Napoleon's brother, started showing signs of thinking independently, he was deposed and the kingdom annexed to France. At the Congress of Vienna, the area was restored to its former lords, Hannover and Prussia.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 103.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]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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