Breslau 1531 ducat Fr-445

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30059
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30059 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,965.63. The catalog description[1] noted, "Breslau. City gold Ducat 1531, AU53 NGC. A very rare year of this type. Well-struck, with no significant flaws. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." This type is listed in Friedberg for 1531-60. Silesia fell under Austrian domination on the extinction of the Hungarian monarchy at the hands of the Ottomans in 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.48 grams, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-445, F&S 3396.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.

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