Bohemia 1638 ducat

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UBS sale 85, lot 1264
This specimen was lot 1264 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 4800 CHF (about US$5,476 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand III. 1627-1657 Dukat 1638, Prag. Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit gekröntem Wappen auf der Brust. Zainende. Sehr schön." (Austria, Ferdinand III, 1627-57, ducat of 1638, Prague mint. Obverse: bust facing right; reverse: crowned, nimbate double-headed eagle with crowned arms on the breast. Very Fine.)
This type is listed for 1638-40 and, altho not catalogued with a particularly high value, is shown in the SCWC with a pencil sketch and not a photo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,41 g.

Catalog reference: Diet. 821. Fr-227, KM 424 (listed under Bohemia, not Austria).

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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