Brandenburg 1685-LCS ducat Fr-2215

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1151
This specimen was lot 1151 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 4,600 CHF (about US$5,517 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg/Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1640-1688 Dukat 1685. Berlin. Sehr selten. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (Germany, electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick William, 1640-88, ducat of 1685, Berlin mint, Very rare, Very fine-extremely fine, Lightly wavy planchet.)"
This type is noted for 1679-86 but all dates are rare. Several other ducats are recorded for 1685, all rare. Ducats struck after 1700 are listed under Prussia.

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3.57 g.

Catalog reference: KM 492, Bahrfeldt 63 b. Fr-2215.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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