Regensburg 1667 6 ducats Fr-2477

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This specimen was lot 713 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMAN STATES. REGENSBURG. Freie Reichsstadt. 6 Ducats, 1667 HF. Hieronymus Federer, Mint Master. Ornate oval City Arms, legend MONETA REIPVBLICAE RATISBONENSIS. The tiny date is positioned on the heart-shaped shield. Rv. Nimbate Imperial eagle, holds sword and scepter, legend gives the titles of Emperor Leopold I. Here is a massive Gold coin of imposing design and significant rarity. A minuscule number exist today and the appearance of any specimen is 'an event' for collectors. Extremely Fine." The SCWC notes that this was the only issue of six ducats by the city, which also issued one, two, three, four, five, eight and ten ducat coins.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 21 g, .986 fine gold, .666 troy oz AGW, this specimen 39.1 mm diameter, 19.69 grams.

Catalog reference: Fr.2477, KM 181.

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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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