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POLAND. Ducat, 1628-II. Bydgoszcz Mint. Sigismund III. PCGS MS-62. Fr-82; KM-47; H-Cz-9650 (R7); Kop-1413 (R7); Kur-1710 (R8); Gum-1332. Weight: 3.47 gms. Obverse: Crowned and enrobed bust of Sigismund III right; Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. An exceedingly elusive offering from the Bydgoszcz Mint, the only Crown mint open during the period of 1627-1644. Arising from near the end of Sigismund IIIs 45-year reign, this Ducat was amongst the last of his crown mint gold Ducats, with only one later dated Ducat being produced in 1630. This example yields a rich golden luster and charming details, with only the slightest tinges of marking. The strike is full and comprehensive, with no detail left wanting. An exceedingly elusive Ducat, and one worthy of interest from any specialist in Polish coinage. From the Anthony J. Taraszka Collection.<p>Ex: Leu 80 (05/2001) Lot #617.