Breslau 1682-SHS 1/6 ducat Fr-296

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3283
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This specimen was lot 3283 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $1,086.87. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria. 1/6 Ducat, 1682-SHS (Breslau). Leopold I. Lovely original mint luster. NGC graded MS-64." This type was issued 1669-82 and is likely scandalously undervalued in the SCWC. The Bishopric of Breslau was an ecclesiastical state in Silesia and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client from 1526 until its conquest by Frederick the Great in 1741. Breslau issued a long series of ducats and multiple ducats, all rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.58 g, .986 fine gold, .018 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-296; KM-492 (Silesia).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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