Danzig 1555 ducat Fr-2
This specimen was lot 32333 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $35,250. The catalog description noted, "Danzig. Sigismund II Augustus gold Ducat 1555 MS61 NGC, Obv. Crowned head of King Sigismund II Augustus right. Rev. Crest of the city of Danzig with lion supporters. Bright luster, with only minor marks. Extremely rare in this nice Mint State condition. The only example of this rare Ducat that we have seen." Friedberg lists this type for 1549-58 but all dates are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-2, Kopicki-7377 (R6), Dutkowski-96, Parchimowicz-2691.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.