Olmutz 1707 5 ducats Fr-86

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2435
This specimen was lot 2435 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 8,000 CHF (about US$9,904 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Olmütz, Bistum Karl III. von Lothringen, 1695-1710. 5 Dukaten 1707, Kremsier. DEI GRATIA CAROLUSEPISCOPUS OLOMUCENSIS Büste mit Perücke im geistlichen Gewand und mit Kreuz auf Brust. Rv. DUX LOTHAR- ET BAR- - S:R:I: - PS-RE-CA-BO.CO-1707 Vierfeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild auf Ordensstern gehalten von zwei gekrönten Adlern. Darüber Krummstab, Krone, Schwert. Reparierter Durchbruch. Felder lt. geglättet. Vorzüglich. Ex Auktion UBS 66, September 2006, Lot 1560. (bishopric of Olmutz, Charles III of Lorraine, 1695-1710, five ducats of 1707, Kremsier mint. Obverse: peruked bust in clerical dress with cross on breast; reverse: fourfold arms charged on a Maltese cross, supported by two crowned eagles, crozier and sword. Repaired, extremely fine, from UBS sale 66, lot 1560 (September 2006).)"
This type issued 1703-07 is among the rare issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. Later thalers from the 1720's are listed quite inexpensively.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 17.00 g.

Catalog reference: Suchomel-Videman 604. Lichnowsky-Mayer 364. Fr. 86, KM 358.


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  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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