Wurzburg 1777 ducat Fr-3725
This specimen was lot 29887 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Wurzburg. Adam Friedrich gold Ducat 1777 MS63 NGC, Impressively engraved and sharply defined by the strike with full prooflike reflectivity in the fields and light highpoint frost that provides a delicate cameo effect. Among the very finest examples of this type extant with pedigree linking it to a collection known for its great quality. Ex. Millennia Collection." While ducats from Wurzburg were the standard 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, the goldgulden were only 3.25 g, .770 fine. This type is listed for 1773-79. The territory was annexed to Bavaria in 1803.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz.
Catalog reference: KM 409, Fr-3725.
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- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.