Brandenburg-Ansbach 1683 2 ducat Fr-332

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1144
This specimen was lot 1144 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgrafschaft, Johann Friedrich, 1667-1686 2 Dukaten 1683. Schwabach. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, John Frederick, 1667-86, double ducat of 1683, Schwabach mint, Very rare, Extremely fine, Minor planchet defect.)"
Brandenburg-Ansbach was a minor state in Franconia between Nurnberg and Bamberg. It was ruled by a branch of the Hohenzollerns who considered themselves to be the senior line of the house. It was handed over to Bavaria by Napoleon. This double ducat is noted for 1672, 1677 and 1683, with all dates rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 6.89 g.

Catalog reference: KM 77, Slg. Wilm. 890, Slg. Grüber 4238, Fr-332.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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