Denmark 1671 ducat

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20810
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20810 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Christian V gold Ducat 1671/69, MS63 NGC, a magnificent example of this rare gold coinage with full mint brilliance and reflective surfaces. The strike is also exceptional with every detail sharp and clear. Rare and highly desirable in this superior quality." Like most gold issues of the seventeenth century this type, struck 1671-74, is rare and expensive. The initials "GK" stand for mintmaster Gottfried Kruger. The specimen shown here is considerably nicer than that shown in the SCWC. King Christian V ruled 1670-1699.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .979 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 340.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.
  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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