Thorn 1635-II ducat Fr-58
This specimen was lot 25662 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $15,275. The catalog description noted, "Thorn. Wladislaw IV Waza gold Ducat 1635-II, MS64 NGC. Easily the finest example of this rare type this cataloger has seen, it is certainly among the finest extant. The strike has been superbly executed, with needle sharp details to be found in the crown and bust. A couple of tiny flan flaws are to be found along with numerous polishing lines and breaks indicating that the die had been in use for a time. The surfaces are brilliant, fully lustrous, and near devoid of visible abrasions. A magnificent specimen and a prize for the cabinet of the advanced collector of Polish city issues." This type is listed for 1633-39. Similar issues (KM 22.2 and 22.3) are noted for 1640-48. All are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 22.1, Fr-58, Gum-1622, Dutkowski/Suchanek-1425 (R5).
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.