Danzig 1673-DL ducat Fr-32

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3284
This specimen was lot 3284 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €5,000 (about US$6,459 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DANZIG Stadt. Dukat 1673, mit Titel Michael Korybuts (1669-1673). Zwei Löwen halten das Stadtwappen, unten zu den Seiten die Signatur D - L (Daniel Lesse, Münzmeister in Danzig 1657-1685)//Gekröntes und geharnischtes Brustbild Michael Korybuts r. mit umgelegtem Mantel. In US-Plastikholder der PCGS mit der Bewertung AU 53. GOLD. RR Attraktives, sehr schönes Exemplar. (city of Danzig, ducat of 1673, in the name of Michael Korybuts (1669-1673). Obverse: two lions support the city arms, mintmaster's initials below; reverse: armored, mantled and crowned bust of Michael Korybuts. In PCGS AU-53 holder, rare, attractive very fine example.)"
The SCWC lists this scarce Polish type for 1670, 1672 and 1673 as well as undated examples.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Dutkowski/Suchanek 365 III; Fr-32; KM-71.2, Kopicki 7682 (R5).


  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015

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