Venice (1462-71) zecchino Fr.1234

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3402
This specimen was lot 3402 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,050 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY, Venice, Cristoforo Moro, 1462-1471 Ducato o. J. Selten. Gutes vorzüglich. Attraktives Exemplar. (Italy, republic of Venice, Cristoforo Moro, 1462-71, undated ducat, scarce, good extremely fine, attractive.)"
The republic of Venice invented the ducat in the late 1200's and issued them more or less continuously until the final collapse in 1797. This is a slightly better type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen 3.54 g.

Catalog reference: Montenegro 184. Fr-1234.

Source:

  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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