Danzig 1644-GR IH 10 ducats Fr-16
This specimen was lot 2636 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $30,550. The catalog description noted, "Poland: Danzig. 10 Ducats, 1644. VLADISLAUS IIII, 1633-1648. Danzig mint. Half-length bust of king in armor right, holding sceptre and orb. Reverse: Jehovah in Hebrew in clouds above city view. City arms supported by lions, 16 -44 and G - R to sides, I - H below. Marks on the edge and in the fields. Bold strike with much original mint luster. Very Rare. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Damaged)." This type was struck 1644 only and is extremely rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 35 g, .986 fine.
Catalog reference: Hcz-1845 (R3); Fr-16.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.