Venice (1779-89) zecchino Fr.1434

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21436
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21436 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "Venice. Paolo Ranier gold Zecchino (Ducat) ND (1779-89), MS64 NGC, lightly toned and original with full underlying mint luster. Scarce series in this designation." This type is among the more common types issued in Venice during the eighteenth century. The issue of Ludovico Marin (1789-97) ended the series as the Republic was occupied by Napoleon and traded by him to Austria in exchange for Milan.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .999 fine gold, .112 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Friedberg 1434, KM C107.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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