Breslau 1752 ducat Fr-530

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Breslau 1752 ducat obv Stacks 110-660.jpg
Breslau 1752 ducat rev Stacks 110-660.jpg
Silesia in 1789, after its conquest by Prussia, from Putzger's 1905 atlas

This specimen was lot 660 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMAN STATES. BRESLAU. Bishop Philipp Gotthard Schaffgotsch, 1747-1795. Ducat, 1752. Elegant bust in robe and skullcap r., title includes Prince of Schaffgotsch. Rv. Crowned Arms on mantle. This splendid design is complemented by a wealth of gleaming prooflike lustre. AU-55 (NGC)." The SCWC lists this type for 1748, 1752 and 1753 and, while less expensive than the ducats of Bamberg, it is still scarce and high-priced.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-530, KM C-3.1.

Source:

  • 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]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.

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