1646 Gold 10 Ducats PCGS SP61

$57,375.00 USD

Brockmann-598. 44mm. 35.16gm. By J. Blum. Obv. Bust of Friedrich facing right. Rev. Mercurius standing, foot on sword, holding helmet and caduceus, swarm of bees to right. This imposing gold medal, struck on the Duke's 72nd birthday, displays gleaming golden surfaces and represents a remarkable survivor from the period. Though handling in-line with the assigned grade is visible in the fields, the completeness of detail throughout confirms the standout quality presented. The reverse, rich with vibrant imagery, refers to the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia, a negotiation to end the 30-year war, adding another layer of historical intrigue to this fascinating issue.