Zurich 1776 2 ducats Fr-485b

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22794
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 22794 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.

Source:

  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen 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.
  • [1]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.

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