Venice (1786-87)-GF ducato Dav-1567
This specimen was lot 21303 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Venice. Ducato, (1786-87)-GF. Paolo Renier (1779-89). NGC MS-64. Moneyer G. F. Tone free with flashy luster in the fields and design elements that are essentially complete and without major incidence of doubling. Astounding quality considering the relative crudeness of the type and not surprisingly the single finest graded at NGC or PCGS." This type was struck with various mintmaster's initials 1779-89.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 23.40 g, .826 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 706 (formerly KM C-100); Pap-36. Dav-1567.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.