Danzig 1677-DL ducat Fr-36

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This specimen was lot 830 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLAND. Danzig. Jan III Sobieski, 1674-1696. Ducat, 1677 DL. Daniel Lesse. Laureate draped bust r., large-letter legend, IOAN. III. REX POL. M.D. L.R.P. Rv. Lions support oval city Arms, MON. AUREA. CIVITAT. GEDANENS. Faint waviness of planchet, wealth of detail, a splendid coin of the warrior monarch who saved Vienna. Choice Very Fine."
Ducats were struck all over Europe as trade coins. This Polish issue is known dated 1677 and 1682.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 72.2, Fr.36.


  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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