Thorn (1670)-HD L 2 ducat Fr-66
This specimen was lot 31504 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description noted, "Thorn. Michael I Korybut gold 2 Ducat ND (1670) H-DL XF Details (Plugged) NGC, Thorn mint. Obv. Laureate and draped bust right. Rev. Veduta of Thorn; rayed Eye of Providence above. Despite being holed, this piece has been expertly plugged and serves as an excellent example of the type, one which is scarcely encountered. A similar specimen, NGC AU Details with a mount repair realized a hammer of $6,500 in early 2016. Ex. Niemczyk 7 (5/2015), lot 137 (where it realized a hammer of PLN 28,000 [over $7,500 at the time])." Other gold issues from this short reign include KM 49 (2 ducat), KM 51 (2 ducat) and KM 53 (3 ducat).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 10.50 g, .986 gold.
Catalog reference: KM 52, Fr-66, H-Cz 2397.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.