Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1694 ducat Fr-575
This specimen was lot 72269 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Luneburg. Ducat, 1694. PCGS Genuine--Damage, EF Details Secure Holder. RARE. Wrinkled flan, pierced." This rare type is noted for 1694 and 1698. Another, similar ducat (Fr-373), but without the ducal cap on the reverse, was struck 1691-98. 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.
Catalog reference: Fr-575; KM-389.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.