Valencia (1516-56) 2 ducats Fr-91

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3330
This specimen was lot 3330 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €7,000 (about US$9,043 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KÖNIGREICH Carlos I. 1516-1556. 2 Dukaten o. J. Valencia. Gekrönte Büste l. in Verzierung//Gekröntes, quadratförmiges Wappen in Verzierung. GOLD. Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Attraktives Exemplar, vorzüglich. (kingdom of Spain, Charles I (1516-56) undated double ducat of Valencia. Obverse: bust left; reverse: crowned lozenge arms. Very rare, especially in this grade, extremely fine.)"
Spain was not usually an issuer of ducats but this seems to be an exception.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 7,03 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-91 (under Valencia); Calicó 8, Cayón no. 3253.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.

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