Munsterberg-Oels 1529 ducat Fr-3228

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3823
This specimen was lot 3823 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,000 (about US$3,875 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MÜNSTERBERG-OELS, HERZOGTUM Karl I. 1511-1536. Dukat 1529, Reichenstein. Ausbeute der Reichensteiner Gruben. GOLD. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Goldpatina, kl. Kratzer, sonst vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (duchy of Munsterberg-Oels, Charles I, 1511-36, ducat of 1529, Reichenstein mint, for the mines. Rare in this quality, very ttractive with fine gold color, small scratch, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
The duchy is located in Silesia and fell to the Hapsburgs in the seventeenth century on the extinction of the line. Frederick the Great of Prussia seized Silesia in the 1740's but it is now part of Poland. This type is listed for 1520-36.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,54 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-3228; F. u. S. 2076; Müseler 57.1/15.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015

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