Brandenburg 1504 goldgulden Fr-306

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23988
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23988 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brandenburg-Franconia. Friedrich von Ansbach (1495-1515) Goldgulden 1504, AU50 NGC. FRIDRICI:D:G | MARCh:BRAn, John the Baptist standing with lamb and book, a dog's head between his feet / +MONЄ:nOVA:AVR:SWOBACh:1504 (backwards 4), Short cross with shields in angles. A couple of small flan cracks do little to detract from the appeal of this coin, particularly the wonderfully struck image of John the Baptist." Friedberg lists this type for 1497-1515.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-MB7, Schulten-193, Fr-306.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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