Milan 1630 ducatone Dav-4001
This specimen was lot 40633 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Milan. Ducatone, 1630. NGC AU-50. Philip IV of Spain (1621-65). Light toning. From the Demarete Collection." Ducatons were issued in the Spanish Netherlands and associated states (including the bishopric of Liege and Franche Comte) during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, where they competed with French écus, German talers and Dutch daalders and ducatons. The type shown here was struck at Milan 1622-30 for Philip IV of Spain. The series is plagued by bad planchets and poor strikes, reducing their appeal to collectors.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-4001; GNI-67-76; N/V-3816; Gnecci-30.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.