Brandenburg 1691-HS ducat Fr-2287

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Sincona sale 6, lot 589
This specimen was lot 589 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 11,000 CHF (about US$13,536 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Brandenburg-Preussen, 1417 Kurfürstentum, 1701 Königreich. Friedrich III. (I.), 1688-1713. Dukat 1691, Königsberg. Geharnischtes, belorbeertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekrönter Wappenkartusche mit Zweigen. Prägeschwäche. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick III, 1688-1713, ducat of 1691, Konigsberg mint. Obverse: armored, laureate bust to right; reverse: crowned oval arms. Weakly struck, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1691-1700 but all the mintages are tiny and this type is rare. Ducats struck after 1700 are listed under Prussia.

Recorded mintage: 400.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: KM 579, von Schrötter 13, Fr-2287.


  • 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 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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