Regensburg 1512 ducat Fr-2454

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photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4042 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Regensburg. Goldgulden, 1512. Obv. City arms with date above. Leg: +MONE.NO.AVRE.CIVITA.RATISPO. Reverse: St. Wolfgang standing holding church. Leg: S:WOLFGA - NG:ORPRO. Boldly struck with considerable original mint luster. Regensburg's first goldgulden, extremely rare. NGC graded MS-61. Regensburg was a free city of the Holy Roman Empire as well as a bishopric. It started as the old Celtic settlement of Ratisbon, and the original name (ratispo), is found in the legend. The later ducat coinage is quite common, but the first city gold coin pictured here, is extremely rare and highly sought after. Just a great coin."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.26 grams, 23.04 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-2454; Beck-101, type 1.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
  • 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.

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