Just in from Kunker Auction

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I placed 3 proxy bids this morning before heading out to trim cedar hedges. When I got home/ I was happy to have won one of them.

    Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld/ Herzogtum
    AV Quarter Dukat 1743 Saalfeld Mint
    Christian Ernst and Franz Josias 1729-45
    From Hermann Schwarz Collection 02131q00-630x_.jpg
     
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  3. rndnumismatic

    rndnumismatic New Member

    Congrats, that is a beauty! I left 4 proxy bids today on Kunker, and lost all of them... I feel like the prices are out of control recently... :banghead:
     
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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Cool coin. Which country is from ?
     
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Its from the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Today/ that is part of Germany.:) German States struck more Gold/ Silver coinage then other Country.
    John
     
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Lovely little piece. What's the approximate diameter on a quarter-ducat?
     
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I am trying to get that info/ for my data label. I have around 50 AV Quarter Dukats most are between 16mm/14mm.:)
    John
    PS: I got another Quarter Dukat in my sights in Kunker Oct. 30th event.
     
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  8. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @lordmarcovan A typical U.S. Half Dime is 15.5 mm in diameter. I know
    it's gold, but talk about small change.:p:p
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Not the right type, but I see this one is 12 mm.
     
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Half dimes I’m familiar with firsthand, both as a collector and a detectorist.

    Getman States quarter-ducats are a different matter. ;)

    Yes, small change indeed. Literally.
     
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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I found it in my 18th century Krause catalog. German States/Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld KM#29, weight-0.8750 g. , .9860 gold. That is a very high purity gold for a gold coin. From my catalog picture it looks close to 12mm.
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yep. The online listing for KM29 says 12 mm. Thanks, 'Yoda.

    Numista does not seem to list it, or if they do, I couldn't find one. They do list a full ducat.
     
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    A double win for you, great. Nice coin, thanks for sharing it.
     
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Just got home from work....

    These 1/32 1/16 1/8 1/4 Dukaten where really small/ but I doubt if your average person had them in their possession. A Quarter Dukat had a lot of buying power back in 1743:D The nice thing about the Dukat was the wide range of coinage from 100 Dukaten 350g. to the teeny 1/32 Dukat.
    John
     
  15. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    And I'm happy for you. I'm always glad to see someone add to their collection, especially with something they really want, and, also to add such a nice example. As usual, you don't disappoint. But, as with many (actually, just about all of them, lol), this one, and one more, will make 2 that I've seen, or even heard of! :=)
     
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