Brandenburg-Ansbach 1680 1/4 ducat Fr-337

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3612
This specimen was lot 3612 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,000 (about US$1,292 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH, MARKGRAFSCHAFT Johann Friedrich, 1667-1686. 1/4 Dukat 1680, Schwabach. GOLD. Vorzüglich. (Germany, Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, John Frederick, 1667-86, quarter ducat of 1680, Schwabach mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type, issued 1680 and 1684, is the most affordable gold coin of the period from Brandenburg-Ansbach, a principality ruled by a branch of the Hohenzollerns in Franconia north of Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.875 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 0.83 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-337; Slg. Wilm. 892. KM 449.


  • 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.
  • Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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