Breslau 1553 ducat Fr-445
This specimen was lot 3254 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $1,469. The catalog description 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.
- 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.