Julich-Berg 1717 5 ducats Fr-1407

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3791
This specimen was lot 3791 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 20,000 CHF (about US$25,296 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Herzogtum Karl Philipp von Pfalz-Neuburg, 1716-1742. 5 Dukaten 1717, Düsseldorf. Auf den Einzug in die neue Residenz. Von grosser Seltenheit. Fassungssp. und Kr. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of julich-Cleve-Berg, Charles Philip of Pfalz-Neuburg, 1716-42, five ducats of 1717, Dusseldorf mint, on the opening of the new palace. Of the highest rarity, mount removed, extremely fine.)"
Like most five ducats of the period, this issue is rare. Julich-Berg later passed to Bavaria, then was overrun by Napoleon, then passed to Prussia in 1814.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 17.5 g, .986 fine gold, .554 troy oz AGW, this specimen 17,12 g.

Catalog reference: Noss 883. Fr-1407, KM 160.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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