Papal States (1503-13) ducat Fr-332
This specimen was lot 30787 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Julius II gold Ducat ND (1503-13), Bologna mint, XF45 NGC. Boldly struck details on both sides with just some superficial deposits on the coat of arms. Very scarce type." The Bologna mint began issuing gold for the popes during the reign of Urban VI (1378-89) and continued until Pius VI (1774-99).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-332, Ber-598.
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- 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.