Regensburg (1765-90) 1/2 ducat Fr-2566

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31013
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31013 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $4,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Regensburg. Free City gold 1/2 Ducat ND (1765-1790) MS63 PCGS. Highly lustrous and choice, this charming city issue displays an enchanting golden-orange tone and exceptional surfaces, along with a razor-sharp strike and slight cameo nature. Tremendous eye-appeal is self-evident." Regensburg retained the quaint habit of not dating her coinage, to the annoyance of modern collectors. This issue accompanied a single ducat (Fr-2564).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.75 g, 0.986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 386, Fr-2566.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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