Bohemia (1471-1516) ducat Fr-7

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 3986
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3986 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bohemia. Goldgulden, ND. Vladislav II (Jagiellonian Dynasty), 1471-1516. Haloed armored monarch standing with flag in right hand and eagle embossed shield in left hand. Leg: S.WENCES - LAVS; DVX. Reverse: Bohemian lion in crowned shield, R - B at sides. Leg: WLAD.ISLAI.D:G:R:BOHEMIE. Very rare early goldgulden in exceptional quality. NGC graded MS-63. One of the rarer Goldguldens of this entire collection. Exceptional quality as well. Vladislav was the eldest son of of king Casimir of Poland. He was the ruler of Bohemia and Hungary. Due to the Polish connection, this coin is sought after by both collectors of Bohemian and Polish coins." We have filed this under Austria even tho this coin was minted prior to the arrival of the Hapsburgs in 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.55 grams, 21.33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-7.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
  • 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.

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