Prussia 1728-EGN ducat Fr-2359

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Goldberg sale 67, lot 3549
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3549 in Goldberg sale 67 (Los Angeles, January 2012), where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Prussia. Ducat, 1728-EGN. Friedrich Wilhelm I, 1713-1740. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned oval arms. Ex-jewelry, edge damage, polished and bent. Very Fine." This type is listed for 1725-32 with all dates being rare. Issues of ducats in Prussia, never prolific, dwindled after the introduction of the frederick d'or in the 1740's.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-2359; KM-204.

Source:

  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey, Paul Rynearson and Jason Bradford, Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient & World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2011.

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