Danzig 1631-SB ducat Fr-10
This specimen was lot 31498 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description noted, "Danzig. Sigismund III Vasa gold Ducat 1631-SB UNC Details (Damage) PCGS, Danzig mint. A fairly charming example of this scarce ducat, with no real evidence of wear and offering a pleasant degree of luster remaining. The details designation emanates from an unfortunate scrape on the obverse near Sigismund's shoulder. Some very light flan creasing is noted, along with a few pockets of die rust. A great opportunity to acquire a better piece at a more affordable price." This type was struck with several subtypes 1585-1632. This subtype is listed for 1614-31. Its long reign of production make it among the more available Polish ducats. Triple and quintuple ducats also exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 5.5, Fr-10, Kop-7542 (R3), Kam-2319.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.