Bronswick-Wolfenbuttel 1558 goldgulden Fr-625
This specimen was lot 20382 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Gold Gulden, 1558. PCGS Genuine--Repaired, EF Details Secure Holder. Quite a pleasant example despite the notated defects on the holder. Well struck with attractive honey-gold tone throughout." This one year type was issued along with two ducats (Fr-626, -627). The group comprises the first gold coins of the duchy. We have given the weight and fineness below of a standard ducat but it is likely that the goldgulden was lighter and lower in fineness.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-625.
- 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, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.