Brandenburg 1662-HM ducat Fr-2258

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3718
This specimen was lot 3718 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 7,000 CHF (about US$8,854 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Brandenburg-Franken, Markgrafschaft Friedrich Wilhelm, der große Kurfürst 1640-1688. Dukat 1662 HM, Königsberg. Sehr selten. Leicht gewellt. Sehr schön. (Germany, Electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick WIlliam (the Great Elector), 1640-88, ducat of 1662, Konigsberg mint. Very rare, lightly bent, very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1661-63 but is rare like most gold issues of Brandenburg.

Recorded mintage: 14,000 for 1661-63.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen is 3.40 g.

Catalog reference: von Schrötter 78, Fr-2258, KM 320.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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