Saxony 1620 goldgulden Fr-2680

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Künker sale 294, lot 3742
This specimen was lot 3742 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €8,000 (about US$10,783 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Johann Georg I. 1615-1656. Goldgulden 1620, Dresden. Geharnischtes Hüftbild r. mit der Rechten das Schwert schulternd, mit der Linken den Helm mit Federbusch vor sich haltend//Verziertes, vierfeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild. GOLD. RR Vorzügliches Exemplar mit feiner Tönung. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, John George I, 1615-56, goldgulden of 1620, Dresden mint. Obverse: armored half-length bust with sword and helmet; reverse: quartered arms with escutcheon. Rare, extremely fine example with fine gold toning.)"
This type was struck 1615-20, 1625, 1632, 1641, with various mintmarks. It was accompanied by a thaler (Dav-7591).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, this specimen 3.27 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-2680; Clauß/Kahnt 119, KM 87.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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