Breslau 1617 ducat Fr-464

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 4014
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4014 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Breslau (City). Ducat, 1617. Breslau. City coinage. In the name of Matthias II, 1612-1619. Obv. Crowned bust right. Leg: MATHIAS D:G.ROM.IM.S.A.G.H.B.REX.D.SIL.+. Reverse: Crowned F over arms. Leg: LEGITI (F) MECER/ TAN (II) TIBVS/ date and shield/ MONET: - VRATIS: Delightful original mint luster. NGC graded MS-63. This is an incredible coin. So few of these around, and virtually none this choice. The ruffled collar speaks to the style of the times." This one year type is now listed in the SCWC under German States--City of Breslau.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.48 grams, 21.72 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-464; Saurma-Jeltsch-Pl XXXXII #35; KM-464.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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