Wurzburg 1798 goldgulden Fr-3740

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Sincona sale 54, lot 248
This specimen was lot 248 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 3,500 CHF (about US$4,165 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Würzburg, Bistum, Georg Karl von Fechenbach 1795-1802. Dukat 1798, Würzburg. Neujahrsgoldgulden. . Sehr selten. NGC MS62. (Germany, bishopric of Wurzburg, George Charles of Fechenbach, 1795-1802, New Year's goldgulden of 1798. Very rare, uncirculated.)"
Minting goldgulden for the New Year seems to have been something of a tradition in Wurzburg and several types of these exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.25 g, .770 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 460, Helmschrott 949. Fr-3740.


  • 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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