1 Ducat - Friedrich Wilhelm

Features

Country Brandenburg-Prussia (German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1664-1667
Value 1 Dukat (3.5)
Currency Thaler (1618-1701)
Composition Gold (.986)
Weight 3.47 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 199096
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 335,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schr# 89,
Friedrich Freiherr von Schrötter; 1927. Brandenburg-Fränkisches Münzwesen / Teil 1. 1350-1515 : das Münzwesen der hohenzollernschen Burggrafen von Nürnberg und der Markgrafen von Brandenburg in Franken. Verlag der Münzhandlung A. Riechman, Halle, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Fr# 2260
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Friedrich Wilhelm facing right, wearing electoral regalia and sword on right shoulder.

Lettering: FRID · WILH · D G · MARCH · BR · S · R · I · ARCHIC · & · PR · ELEC

Translation:
Fridericus Wilhelmus Dei Gratia Marchio Brandenburgicus; Sancti Romani Imperii Archi Camerarius et Princeps Elector

Friedrich Wilhelm, by the grace of God, Marquis of Brandenburg, Arch-chamberlain and Elector Prince of the Holy Roman Empire.

Reverse

Coat of arms with four fields and central escutcheon. Mint master initials in fields.

Lettering: ⁕ I ⁕ SUPREMUS PRUSS · PRINC · DOMINUS & HERES 1667

Translation:
Supremus Prussiae Princeps Dominus & Heres

Supreme Prince, Lord and Heir of Prussia

Mint

Königsberg, modern-day Kaliningrad, Russia

Comments

Mint Warden: CG - Caspar Geelhaar the Elder (1664-1678).

The coin in the main image (3.47g, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated):
◦ Auctioned by Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, Auction 331, 30 January 2020, Lot 8. Sold for 19,000 EUR.
◦ Auctioned by UBS Auction 69, Zürich, 2007, Lot 1842.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1664 
1665 
1666  3 626
1667 CG 3 500

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