Naples (1442-58) 1-1/2 ducat Fr-815
This specimen was lot 41138 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $6,000. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Naples. Ducato e Mezzo (1-1/2 Ducat), ND (1442-58). Alfonso I (1442-58). NGC MS-63. Fr-816; MIR-53; Biaggi-1662. Obverse: Armored knight on horseback with sword; Reverse: Quartered arms of Hungary, Aragon, and Naples. Entirely radiant with a full, bold strike on a round flan that holds complete detail in the peripheral legends. Close inspection further confirms elite quality, with very limited handling appearing even under magnification. While examples in this certified quality appear rather infrequently at auction, we do note a similar example, also graded MS-63 by NGC, that realized $7,860 in a January 2018 Heritage auction."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 5.25 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 5.29 grams.
Catalog reference: Fr-815.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.