Lithuania 1665-TLB 1/2 ducat Fr-10
This specimen was lot 31242 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Johann Casimir gold 1/2 Ducat 1665-TLB/HKPL UNC Details (Cleaning) PCGS, Vilnius mint, Titus Livius Boratyni as mintmaster, Hieronim Kirszenstein Podskarbi Litewski as treasurer. A small yet superb example with delightful, antiqued surfaces and considerable luster within the fields. Despite the details holder, this rare issue features a bold strike on a pleasing flan, with light ghosting around the legends. An excellent offering, nearly as-struck, and incredibly well-preserved for its age. A veritable jewel with outstanding appeal." This scarce coin is listed for 1664-65 under Lithuania but it could just as easily listed under Poland.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.75 g, .986 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 54.1, Fr-10, Gum-1891, Ivanauskas-9JK2-2, SK-2595a.
- 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.
- 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.