Bohemia 1585 ducat Fr-12

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30361
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This specimen was lot 30361 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Rudolph II gold Ducat 1585, Prague mint, UNC Details (Mount Removed) NGC. An attractive example with the details well struck-up. Marks from the mount removal are not readily apparent, but there is a slight crease running the full diameter of the coin from 1:00 to 7:00 of the obverse. The reverse fields are flashy and overall this example is very choice. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." Friedberg lists this type for 1583-94 and notes that Vienna struck this type as well (see Fr-87).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-12 (Bohemia), Fr-88 (Austria).


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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