Thorn 1630-II ducat Fr-55
This specimen was lot 31501 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $18,000. The catalog description noted, "Thorn. Sigismund III Vasa gold Ducat 1630 I-I AU50 PCGS, Thorn mint. A seldom seen issue, this charming ducat clearly only saw the slightest degree of gentle handling, as a great deal of detail still remains, along with a hint of underlying luster. The strike is even, and it presents as an overall attractive representation of the type. For completeness, some marks and hairlines are evident in front of Sigismund's beard, but are not overly distracting. The only other example which this cataloger could locate was a fairly choice uncertified specimen realizing a hammer of €50,875 (over $72,000 at the time) in early 2011." A rare one year type.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 19, Fr-55, Kop-8267 (R7).
- 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.