Regensburg 1653 1/2 ducat Fr-2473

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Sincona sale 54, lot 231
This specimen was lot 231 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,900 CHF (about US$2,261 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Regensburg, stadt, 1/2 Dukat 1653. Auf die Krönung Ferdinands IV. zum römischen König am 18. Juni in Regensburg. Vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (Germany, city of Regensburg, half ducat of 1653, on the coronation of Ferdinand IV as king of Rome on June 18 in Regensburg. Extremely fine, Slighty wavy flan.)"
This type was struck for the coronation in 1653 only. It was accompanied by KM 137, KM A53 (double ducat), KM 138 (5 ducat).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.75 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 1.73 g.

Catalog reference: KM 136, Slg. Montenuovo 841, Fr-2473.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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