Brunswick 1630 goldgulden Fr-533

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3644
This specimen was lot 3644 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,050 (about US$3,940 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"STADT Goldgulden 1630, mit Titel Ferdinands II. GOLD. RR Etwas Belag, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Brunswick, gold gulden of 1630, in the name of Ferdinand II. Rare, some deposits, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1622-36, followed by a ducat (KM 35) for 1638-60. The city opposed subjection to the rule of the Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel dukes, a conflict which broke out into open warfare on several occasions. The dukes finally besieged, captured and sacked the city, ending its independence. Altho the specification shown here is that of a ducat, the goldgulden was usually slightly lighter and lower in fineness.

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 3,25 g.

Catalog reference: KM 26, Fr-533; Jesse 104.

Source:

  • 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, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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