Olmutz 1701 ducat Fr-90

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 31022
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This specimen was lot 31022 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $20,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria. Olmutz. Karl III Josef gold Ducat 1701 UNC Details (Bent) NGC. A rare issue with a strong and vibrant luster and a lemon-gold color. This is the first example we have handled, with no others having appeared at auction in the past couple of decades. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection." Altho the thalers from this state are reasonably available, ducats are rare. This one is also known undated.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-90, KM 342.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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