Augsburg 1689 ducat Fr-71

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 3997
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3997 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States -- Augsburg. Ducat, 1689. Mintmark, two horseshoes (Johann Christoph Holesisen, 1668-1697). In the name of Leopold I, 1657-1705. Obv. Bust of Leopold "The Hogmouth" right. Leg: LEOPOLDVS.AVG. - IMP.CAESAR.P.F. 1689. Reverse: Bust of Eleonora Magdalene left. Leg: *ELEONORA.MAG.TERES.C.P.R.B.I.C.E.M.D.ROM.IMP. A lovely double portrait ducat. NGC graded MS-61. Leopold was married three times. His third wife, Eleanora, princess of Pfalz, was the only one to produce sons for him. In fact, his two sons, Joseph and Karl, both became emperors in the early part of the 18th century." This one year type is actually listed with a lower value than the regualar issue (KM 92) of 1677-92.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.46 grams. 21.35 mm.

Catalog reference: Fr-71; KM-97.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
  • 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.

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