Naples and Sicily 1767-CC R 6 ducati Fr-846

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 35579
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This specimen was lot 35579 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Naples & Sicily. Ferdinand IV gold 6 Ducat 1767-DAG/CCR MS63 NGC. Some minor adjustment marks, yet a superlative example of the type with captivating golden brilliance. Ex. Huntington Collection." Charles II, the last Hapsburg king of Spain, was also king of Naples and Sicily. After his death the area passed out of the hands of the Spanish crown, only to be reconquered by them in the 1730's. Ferdinand IV was the third son of Charles III, king of Spain 1759-88 and the younger brother of Charles IV. This type was struck 1760-67 and is priced quite low in the SCWC. Despite the six ducati denomination, it is not a true six ducat coin, having only enough gold for about two and a half ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.79 g, .906 fine gold, .256 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 167 (formerly KM C75), Fr-846.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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