Mainz 1632-HA ducat Fr-1694b

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30544
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This specimen was lot 30544 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mainz - Swedish Occupation. Gustav II Adolf gold Ducat 1632-HA, XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC. A historic Thirty Years' War occupational type with numerous dings and scratches from dutifully serving its commercial purpose. The legends, crucial to the type, remain fully legible with some central bluntness on Gustav's shoulder as well as the lower left quadrant of the crowned arms on the reverse." Friedberg lists this type for 1632 only and notes it as scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 502, Fr-1694b.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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