Mainz 1769-DF ducat Fr-1680
This specimen was lot 30078 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description noted, "Among the Finest Known Mainz-Archbishopric. Emeric Josef gold Ducat 1769-DF, MS63 NGC. Entirely prooflike and ideally centered on the flan. Impressive mirrored reflectivity in the fields and mildly frosted central surfaces produce an attractive cameo appearance. The strike is nothing short of full with all design features having been fully rendered. A most impressive example of this three-year type and quite possibly the finest known. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." This type is listed for 1768, 1769 and 1771. Like the other gold issues of this archbishopric, it is rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 371, Fr-1680.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.