Kempten 1730 ducat Fr-1429
This specimen was lot 21121 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011..