Wurzburg (1724) ducat Fr-3697

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Sincona sale 54, lot 246
This specimen was lot 246 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,190 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Würzburg, Bistum, Christoph Franz von Hutten, 1724-1729. Dukat o. J. Würzburg. Geprägt vor der Weihe am 8. April 1725. . Vorzüglich. (Germany, bishopric of Wurzburg, Christopher Francis of Hutten, 1724-29, undated ducat, Wurzburg mint. Extremely fine.)"
This ducat was accompanied by KM 274, with obverse legend "D. G. EL. EP.", and KM 275, with a harbor view. There is also a half ducat, (KM 273), double ducat ( KM 268) and a quintuple ducat (KM 278) issued for the occasion.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.44 g.

Catalog reference: KM 276, Helmschrott 579. Fr-3697.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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