Venice (1501-21) zecchino Fr.1242

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3406
This specimen was lot 3406 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 435 CHF (about US$537 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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