Danzig 1688 ducat Fr-36

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1775
This specimen was lot 1775 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 5,750 CHF (about US$6,896 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Danzig, Stadt, Dukat 1688. Titel Johann III. von Polen. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Vorzüglich-FDC. Übliche Prägeschwäche. (city of Danzig, ducat of 1688, in the name of John III Sobieski of Poland. Rare in this condition. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Usual weak spot.)"
Ducats were struck all over Europe as trade coins. This Polish issue is known dated 1683 and 1688. It has the same Friedberg number as the issue of 1677 and 1682 despite the obvious differences in design.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine, this specimen 3.49 g.

Catalog reference: Dutkowski/Suchanek 375 IV, Fr-36, KM 75.1.


  • 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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