Baden 1786-B CS ducat Fr-147
This specimen was lot 30050 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description noted, "Popular Commemorative Issue Baden. Karl Friedrich gold Ducat 1786 B//CS, MS63 NGC. Well struck with glassy, mirror-like fields and surfaces that are free from all but superficial contact that defines the grade. A popular commemorative issue that was struck to celebrate the birth of Karl Friedrich's grandson. Very scarce and infrequently encountered this fine. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." All the ducats of Baden are scarce. The next ducat would be issued in 1806 (see Fr-148).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.65 g, .938 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 131, Fr-147.
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- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.