Olmutz (1738-45) 1/4 ducat Fr-104

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30341
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This specimen was lot 30341 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Olmutz. Jakob Ernst gold 1/4 Ducat ND (1738-45), MS64 NGC. A superb example with full mint brilliance and sharply struck features. Just a gorgeous coin with exceptional eye appeal. Rare in this elite quality." This ecclesiastical state was in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. The last gold issue was a ducat of 1779.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .875 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 464, Fr-104.


  • 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, 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.

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