Venice (1474-76) zecchino Fr.1237

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3404
This specimen was lot 3404 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 4,000 CHF (about US$4,941 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY, Venice, Pietro Mocenigo, 1474-1476 Ducato o. J. Von grosser Seltenheit. Vorzüglich. (Italy, republic of Venice, Pietro Mocenigo, 1474-76, undated ducat. Very rare, extremely fine.)"
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 rare type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen 3.52 g.

Catalog reference: Montenegro 211. Fr-1237.

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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