Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1630-HS ducat Fr-632

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Künker sale 294, lot 3568
This specimen was lot 3568 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,504 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM, Friedrich Ulrich, 1613-1634. Dukat 1630, Zellerfeld. GOLD. Von großer Seltenheit. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Frederick Ulrich, ducat of 1630, Zellerfeld mint. Very rare, very fine.)"
Altho Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel was a prolific issuer of silver coins up to enormous ten thaler pieces, her gold issues are scanty and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3.41 g.

Catalog reference: KM 375, Fr-632; Welter 1005.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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