Venice (1501-21) zecchino Fr.1242
"ITALY, Venice, Leonardo Loredan, 1501-1521 Ducato o. J. Selten. Sehr schön. (Italy, republic of Venice, Leonardo Loredan, 1501-21, undated ducat. Scarce, very 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 slightly better type.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW; this specimen 3.49 g.
Catalog reference: Montenegro 271. Fr. 1242.
- 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.
- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.