Brandenburg 1498 goldgulden Fr-306

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22678
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This specimen was lot 22678 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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