Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1842 ducat Fr-2915
This specimen was lot 30093 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description noted, "Very Low Mintage Issue Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Ernst I gold Ducat 1842, MS61 NGC. Struck in Dresden, this coin shows knife-like detail within in the central design and retained prooflike splendor among the protected areas. Light, well-blended handling in the open fields accounts for the grade, but the eye-appeal remains quite pleasing. Seldom offered and in constant collector demand. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson." This type is also listed for 1836.
Recorded mintage: 508.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 72, Fr-2915.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.