Brandenburg-Bayreuth 1629 ducat Fr-368

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Künker sale 294, lot 3512
This specimen was lot 3512 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,281 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG IN FRANKEN, BRANDENBURG-BAYREUTH, Christian, 1603-1655. Dukat 1629 (Jahreszahl im Stempel aus 1628 geändert), Nürnberg. Slg. Grüber (Auktion Künker 267) 3447. GOLD. Gewellt, sehr schön. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Christian, 1603-55, ducat of 1629/8, Nuremberg mint. Bent, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1609, 1628-32, and is reasonable for a gold issue of the seventeenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.40 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-368; Slg. Wilm. -; KM 6.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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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