Sardinia 1769 doppia Fr-1105

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4080
Sardinia 1769 doppia rev Goldberg 69-4080.jpg

This specimen was lot 4080 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description [2] noted, "Italian States - Sardinia. Doppia, 1769. Carlo Emanuele III, 1730-1773. Head left. Reverse: Crowned arms. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Rim Damage)." This type was struck 1755-72 with all dates listed as rare. Altho doppia means "double," this coin is not a double ducat so we have excluded it from our category of gold ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.64 g, .905 fine gold, .280 troy oz AGW, this specimen 9.6 grams.

Catalog reference: Fr-1105; KM-C31.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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