Papal States (1464-71) ducat Fr-19
This specimen was lot 30785 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Paul II (1464-71) gold Ducat ND, Rome mint, AU55 NGC. Obv. •• PAVLVS • PP * ¦ * SECVNDVS •, papal arms in quadrilobe. Rev. • S • ¦ • PAVLVS ¦ • S • PETRVS •, SS. Peter and Paul standing, • ROMA • in exergue. A lightly toned example with scattered reddish patination. There is noticeable luster in protected areas and the saints retain excellent detail. Paul II is perhaps best known for his art collecting and for introducing printing to the Papal States. He accomplished little of note in his political career."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-19, Berman-401, Biaggi-2187.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- 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.
- 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.