Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1704-HCH ducat Fr-659

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3732
This specimen was lot 3732 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1300 CHF (about US$1,644 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzogtum Wolfenbüttel. Anton Ulrich 1704-1714. Dukat 1704. Auf den Tod seiner Gemahlin Elisabeth Juliane. Gew. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Anton Ulrich, 1704-14, on the death of his duchess Elizabeth Juliana, a little wavy, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This one year type is rare as are most of the gold issues from this locality. Half, three-quarter, two, three, six and ten ducats also exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.41 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 2340. Fr-659, KM 676.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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