Danzig 1660-DL ducat Fr-24
This specimen was lot 30232 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $8,812.50. The catalog description noted, "Danzig. Johann II Casimir gold Ducat 1660-DL, Gdansk city Ducat, AU55 NGC. Light, greenish-gold patina with no significant flaws. This example is fully lustrous, with the slight softness on the crown in the center of the reverse, that is present on the narrow bust variety. Johann II was the last Polish ruler of the house of Vasa. A patron of the arts, he assembled a wonderful private collection which he took with him to France when he abdicated the throne in 1668." Friedberg lists this type for 1649-68.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Dutkowski 314I (narrow bust), Fr-24, Hcz-2172, KM 41.2, Gum-1928.
- 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
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.