Brandenburg-Franconia 1534 goldgulden Fr-308

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Künker sale 294, lot 3511
This specimen was lot 3511 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,887 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG IN FRANKEN, Georg der Fromme, 1527-1536. Goldgulden 1534, Schwabach. GOLD. RR Feilspuren am Rand, sehr schön. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 18, Osnabrück 1990, Nr. 1252 und der Auktion Adolph Hess 262, Zürich 1993, Nr. 118. (Brandenburg-Franconia, George the Pious, 1527-36, goldgulden of 1534, Schwabach mint. Rare, edge tooled, very fine.)"
This is the only gold coin of this ruler, struck 1528-35, and is fairly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.25 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.13 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-308; v. Schr. 591 leicht var.

Source:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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