||Breslau. Balthasar of Promnitz gold Ducat 1545, Fr-476, F&S-2532, AU Details (Bent) NGC. Obv. Titles of Balthasar and arms. Rev. St. John standing, facing, with book and lamb in his left hand. An extremely rare and seldom offered type. NGC has given this a net grade because of the wavy flan. Actually, it is not unusual to see wavy flans in these very thin pre-1600 ducats. This example exhibits full, brilliant, mint luster with no traces of wear, or even slight rubbing on the high points. The surfaces are completely free of significant marks, and even with the wavy flan, we doubt you will see a nicer specimen of this elusive type.
Realized $6,168.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.