Papal States (1513-21) ducat Fr-337
This specimen was lot 30789 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Leo X gold Ducat ND (1513-21), Bologna mint, AU50 NGC. An appealing example with old-time patina and well-struck details. Very scarce in this quality. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." 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-337, Ber-686.
- 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.