Germany Nuremburg Lamb Ducat  1700
Germany Nuremburg Lamb Ducat 1700

Hello, Loopy,

The gold lamb ducat shown is square, but others are round. They come from the old German Free City of Nuremburg in Bavaria. With a weigth of 7 grams, yours is probably the 2 ducat denomination. The 1 ducat weighs 3.5 grams.


One catalog we have shows a round 2 ducat cataloging at $1500 US dollars in average circulated condition. But the same catalog shows ducats as low as $150. The 1 ducat coins have sold at professional auctions in the past for $1000 to $1600 US dollars, while one 2 ducat coin sold at auction in 2012 for $2000. All in all, we can average these observations and predict these approximate catalog values.

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $800
well preserved: $1200

worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1200
well preserved: $2400

As with all old coins like this, individual coins stand on their individual merits. Catalogs can give only very general guidance. If you have a nice looking specimen, seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person evaluation.

Our picture comes from Forum Ancient Coins and there, no doubt, you can find the experts you seek. For a good evaluation, provide a scan or photograph of your coin. Scanning coins usually gives better results than photographing them. If you do photograph, turn the flash off and use macro mode.

There are also a bunch of reputable dealers at who may be able to help.

Finally, there is a possibility that your coin is a counterfeit. This is the case with any valuable coin. Click on our Counterfeits category to see CoinQuest's small collection of fake coins, and what to do abou them.

Coin: 1807 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: loopy, Fri, 06-Nov-2009 17:46:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 23-Sep-2013 15:03:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 25-May-2015 14:18:44 GMT
Requester description: TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA SE C VLVM NOVVM CELEBRAT RESP. NORIBERGENSIS Has a lamb carrying a flag with PAX wrote on it. wastold it may be a ducat. Weighs 7 grams
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