Brandenburg-Ansbach 1630 ducat Fr-328

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 4005
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4005 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it sold for $1,437.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brandenburg-Ansbach. Ducat, 1630. Friedrich II, Albrecht & Christian, 1625-1634. Obv. Three brothers within beaded circle, date and shield below. Leg: D.G. FRID:ALB:CHRIST.FR.MARCH:BRAND:DVCES.-. Reverse: Decorated cartouche, 12 divisions, arms within beaded circle. Leg: *PRVSS:ST:POM:CAS:VAN:IAG:BVRG:I:- NVRN:P:R: NGC graded AU-55. A popular type because of the three portraits found together. The three brothers ruled jointly, but not overly effectively." This type is known for 1625-32.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.46 grams, 23.70 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-328; KM-49.


  • [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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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