Baden 1830 5 thaler Fr-151

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3559
This specimen was lot 3559 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,800 (about US$4,909 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BADEN-DURLACH, SEIT 1806 GROSSHERZOGTUM Ludwig, 1818-1830. 5 Taler zu 500 Kreuzer 1830. GOLD. Nur 1.788 Exemplare geprägt. Attraktives Exemplar, vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Baden, Louis, 1818-30, five thaler of 1830. Only 1,788 example struck, attractive extremely fine.)"
This ill-advised issue was intended to compete with Prussian friedrichs d'or and other gold five thalers but was about 14% too light. It was abandoned after one year and the production of ducats resumed.

Recorded mintage: 1,788.

Specification: 5.73 g, .903 fine gold, .194 troy oz AGW, this specimen 5.73 g.

Catalog reference: KM 196, Divo/S. 7; Fr-151; Schl. 19.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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