Danzig 1734 ducat Fr-42
This specimen was lot 31264 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $12,925. The catalog description noted, "Rarely Available Single-Year Issue--Danzig. August III gold Ducat 1734 AU58 PCGS, Luminous, with harvest-gold surfaces featuring the armored bust of August the III--King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Elector of Saxony. Well-defined and with minimal highpoint wear throughout, this is a spectacular, nearly mint-state example and an ideal representative of this extremely rare, one-year type."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 grams, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 95, Fr-42.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.