Brandenburg 1498 goldgulden Fr-306
This specimen was lot 22678 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brandenburg-Franconia. Goldgulden, 1498. Friedrich IV (1495-1521). PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. John the Baptist holding lamb and book, dog's head at feet; Reverse: Short cross with shields in angles. Well struck with good definition of the fine details and nice full legends. Lightly toned and attractive." Friedberg lists this type for 1497-1515.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.31 g.
Catalog reference: Fr-306; Lev-I-376; Schulten-193.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.