Saxony 1617 4 ducats Fr-2661

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20408
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This specimen was lot 20408 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. 4 Ducat, 1617. Johann Georg I (1615-56). PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, VF Details Secure Holder. VERY RARE. Centennial of the Reformation commemorative. Mount mark at 12 o'clock. Small dig on reverse field, otherwise smooth attractive surfaces. Bold strike with overall good eye appeal." This issue is accompanied by a thaler (Dav-7595), double thaler (Dav-7594), triple thaler (Dav-7593), quadruple thaler (Dav-7592), single ducat (Fr-2663), and double ducat (Fr-2662).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 14 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-2661, KM unlisted.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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