Augsburg 1672 2 ducats Fr-70

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Goldberg sale 62, lot 3592
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
Heritage sale 3021, lot 20610
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 3592 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $7,187.50. The catalog description[1] 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[2] 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.

Source:

  • [1]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.
  • [2]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.

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