Zurich 1776 2 ducats Fr-485b
This specimen was lot 22794 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Zurich. Gold 2 Ducats 1776, MS62 NGC, fully struck features with brilliant mint luster, a most attractive example of this very scarce multiple Ducat." This type was struck 1776 only but is more common than the issue of 1718-67 (Fr-485a).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 165, Fr-485b.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.