Wurttemberg 1735-S FB carolin Fr-3589

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4475
This specimen was lot 4475 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it sold for 1,300 CHF (about US$1,729 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Württemberg, 1495 Herzogtum, Karl Alexander, 1733-1737. Karolin 1735. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekröntem Wappenmantel. Gutes sehr schön. (Germany, Duchy of Württemberg, Charles Alexander, 1733-37, carolin d'or of 1735. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned and mantled arms. Good very fine)."
This rare type is one of a series struck in Wurttemberg 1731-36 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).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.7 g, .770 fine gold, .240 troy oz AGW, this specimen 9,65 g.

Catalog reference: Klein/Raff 164. Fr. 3589, KM 339.

Source:

  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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