Liege 1666 patagon Dav-4294
This specimen was lot 20035 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description noted, "BELGIUM. Liege. Patagon, 1666. Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1650-88). NGC MS-64. Good strike with light attractive tone and strong soft satin luster. An exceptional example of this often abused type. Good eye appeal and certain to please the new owner of this coin." This type was struck 1662-88 but turns up very seldom, particularly in this quality. The Archbishopric of Liege was an ecclesiastical state in central Belgium and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client. The surrounding territory was ruled by the Spanish Hapsburgs from about 1500 until 1699 and the Austrian Hapsburgs 1714-97.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Delm-471, Dav-4294, KM 80.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.