Augsburg 1672 2 ducats Fr-70
The first specimen was lot 3592 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $7,187.50. The catalog description noted, "German States -- Augsburg. Double Ducat, 1672. Leopold I, 1657-1705. Conjoined busts of Leopold and Margaret left. Reverse: Pine cone within ornate cartouche of eagle heads, rosettes and cherub. Full even strike, and reflective fields. Rare in high grade. NGC graded MS-63." The second specimen was lot 20610 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $12,925. The catalog description noted, "Augsburg - Free City. Leopold the Hogmouth HRE gold 2 Ducats 1672, MS63 NGC Millennia Collection, a wonderful example of this very rare type with well-struck features and full mint brilliance. The obverse features conjoined busts of Leopold and Margaret while the reverse depicts the city arms with an angel above."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, the first specimen is 6.98 grams.
Catalog reference: Fr-70; Forster-353; KM-89.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.