Kempten 1730 ducat Fr-1429

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21121
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21121 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Kempten. Ducat, 1730. 200th Anniversary - Augsburg Confession. Lustrous and attractive with semi proof like surfaces. NGC MS-62." This one year type is rare and expensive. The city was annexed to Bavaria in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1429; KM-80.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011..

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