Bohemia 1645 2 ducats Fr-224

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Heritage sale 3081, lot 30230
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30230 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria, Ferdinand III gold 2 Ducats 1645 AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Prague mint. A seldom offered multiple Ducat type, boldly impressed by the dies with even highpoint wear in line with the grade. Canary yellow in color with hints of residual luster, lightly cleaned in antiquity but not to significant visual detriment." This type was struck 1641-57 but is expensive like all double ducats of the era.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.98 g, 0.986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 458 (under Bohemia), Fr-224.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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