Breslau 1553 ducat Fr-445

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3254
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3254 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $1,469. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Breslau. Ducat, 1553. City coinage. Arms. Reverse: St. Wenceslas. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Excessive Surface Hairlines)." 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: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-445.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
  • 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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