Danzig 1763-REOE 6 groszy

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31500
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This specimen was lot 31500 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $33,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Danzig. August III gold Pattern 6 Groszy (Szostak) 1763 R-E-ΠUNC Details (Filed Rims) PCGS, Danzig mint. An exceedingly rare off-metal striking amounting to a 1 1/2 ducat, this attractive pattern is exquisitely lustrous and brilliant, with only some scattered, light hairlines. An alluring golden-orange tone is evident near the peripheries, adding further elegance to this specimen. Its one issue is the filing of the rims, as mentioned by the details designation, though this does not impact the visual experience. No other examples of this type were able to be located by this cataloger save for its scattered citations in the references. Of the highest rarity and importance, and likely to go well above our estimate levels." Elector Frederick August of Saxony was also king of Poland and issues for the two regions bear a strong resemblance. This six groszy was issued in various forms 1760-63 (KM 112, 113, 117) and the reported mintage is likely for all the issues combined.

Recorded mintage: 8,000,000 for 1760-63.

Specification: normally billon.

Catalog reference: KM-Pn27 (gold), KM-Pn26 (silver), KM 117 (regular issue), Kop-7761 (R8), Kam-967, D-S 414a note, Malborku-8625.

Source:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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