Danzig 1682-DL ducat Fr-36

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1774
This specimen was lot 1774 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 8,500 CHF (about US$10,194 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Danzig, Stadt, Dukat 1682. Titel Johann III. Sobieskis von Polen. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Fast FDC. Leicht gewellt. (city of Danzig, ducat of 1682, in the name of John III Sobieski of Poland. Very rare in this condition. About uncirculated. Lightly wavy planchet.)"
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, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: Dutkowski/Suchanek 373 IIa, Fr-36, KM 72.2.

Source:

  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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