Breslau 1696 1/12 ducat Fr-300

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20062
Breslau 1696 1-12 ducat rev Heritage 3021-20062.jpg

This specimen was lot 20062 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[2] noted, "Silesia-Breslau. Leopold the Hogmouth gold 1/12 Ducat 1696, MS64 PCGS, a charming little gold coin with delicate original patina and well-struck details. Very scarce in this superior quality. Breslau is the modern-day city of Wroclaw in Poland." This type was issued 1692-98 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: 0.29 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 585 (German States, Silesia), Fr-300.


  • 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.
  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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