Breslau 1637 ducat Fr-225
This specimen was lot 20237 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Silesia. Ducat, 1637. Ferdinand III (1637-57). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Struck during the Thirty Years War. Slight flan waviness, with intricate detail all through the portrait and reverse double headed eagle. An appealing piece with much to admire." This type is listed for 1637-57 and is fairly reasonable for a ducat from the seventeenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-225 (listed under Austria); KM-339; Her-244.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.