Bohemia 1636 2 ducats Fr-40
This specimen was lot 30136 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description noted, "BOHEMIA. 2 Ducat, 1636. Prague Mint. Ferdinand II (1620-37). NGC AU-58. Very scarce and seldom offered in any condition. Apricot tone surrounding the obverse legends with choice lustrous surfaces throughout. Nice strike and quite attractive." This type is listed for 1623-37.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-40; KM-365 (listed under Bohemia).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2015 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.