Aragon (1458-79) ducat Fr-29a

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1622
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This specimen was lot 1622 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $9,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. Aragon. Ducat, ND. Juan II (1458-79). NGC AU-55. RARE. Crowned facing portrait; Reverse: Crowned arms of Catalonia. Nice strike. Attractive portrait. Lightly toned with underlying luster." In the fifteenth century, Spain was a geographical expression, not a unified realm. His son Ferdinand, by marriage to Isabella of Castile, would unify the two major parts of Spain, Aragon and Castile.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.43 g, .983 fine gold, .108 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-29a (Catalonia); Sabater-989; Crus-497.B.2, Cayón no. 1798.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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