Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1638-HS ducat Fr-549

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Künker sale 294, lot 3584
This specimen was lot 3584 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €750 (about US$1,011 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-CALENBERG, Georg, 1636-1641. Dukat 1638, Zellerfeld. GOLD. RR Gelocht, fast sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenburg-Hannover, George, 1636-41, ducat of 1638, Zellerfeld mint. Rare, holed, about very fine.)"
This type of 1635-38 is rare, as can be seen from the price realized on this damaged specimen. The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.32 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-549; Welter 1445; KM-16.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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