Danzig 1670-DL ducat Fr-32
This specimen was lot 31499 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $16,800. The catalog description noted, "Danzig. Michael I Korybut gold Ducat 1670/69-DL MS62 PCGS, Danzig mint. An impressive rarity, this near-choice stunner offers tremendous brilliance and radiant luster, along with some lightly scattered marks and hairlines. An enchanting golden-orange tone is evident near the peripheries, and captivates the eye. The highly artistic engraving cannot be overstated as well, as the minute locks of Michael's hair show impressive detail. Even his facial features, which can be best described as 'rather full,' convey an immense degree of character. A very similar example, an NGC MS63, realized a hammer of $22,000 in our 2016 NYINC auction (sale 3044, lot 31382)." Other gold issues from this short reign include KM 71.2 (1672-74); KM 65 (2 ducat of 1663); KM A66 (3 ducat, undated, c. 1669-73).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 71.1, Fr-32, Kop-7679 (R6), D-S 364/1.
- 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.