Wurttemberg 1732 carolin Fr-3584

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3827
This specimen was lot 3829 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,196 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"WÜRTTEMBERG, HERZOGTUM, Eberhard Ludwig, 1693-1733. Karolin 1732, Stuttgart. GOLD. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Wuttemberg, Eberhard Louis, 1693-1733, carolin of 1732, Stuttgart mint. Choice extremely fine.)"
This rare type is one of a series struck in Wurttemberg 1731-32 along with half and quarter carolins d'or. The origin of this denomination is obscure as it fits neither the ducat (3.50 g) nor the louis d'or (8.18 g), but it was minted in several south German principalities.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 9.7 g, .770 fine gold, this specimen 9.50 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-3584; Klein/Raff 22, KM 322.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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