Bronswick-Wolfenbuttel 1558 goldgulden Fr-625

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20382
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This specimen was lot 20382 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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