Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1755-LCK ducat Fr-2977
This specimen was lot 30096 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Friedrich III gold Ducat 1755-LCK, MS62 NGC. Obv. Bust of Friedrich III right. Rev. Crowned coat of arms in cartouche. Issued to commemorate the 200-year celebration of religious peace. A very scarce one-year type. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson." Ducats from this postage stamp state are rare and expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 299, Fr-2977 (under Saxony-Gotha), Slg. Merseb. 3235.
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- 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.