Zurich 1758 1/2 ducat Fr-487a

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31581
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This specimen was lot 31581 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zurich. City gold 1/2 Ducat 1758 MS63 PCGS. An appealing lemon-gold example with bold detail and no significant flaws. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This type was struck without change 1718-67 yet remains scarce. The earlier type of 1712-16 has the same Friedberg number but has a distinctly different reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.75 g, .979 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 139, HMZ-21162ee. Fr-487a.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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