Saxony 1637-SD 2 ducats Fr-2682

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2216
This specimen was lot 2216 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen, Herzogtum, ab 1547 Kurfürstentum, Johann Georg I. 1615-1656 Doppeldukat 1637. Dresden Münzmeisterzeichen SD (Sebald Dierleber, Münzmeister in Dresden 1635-1640). Sehr seltener Jahrgang. Vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, John George I (1615-56), double ducat of 1637, Dresden mint with mintmaster's initials SD for Sebald Dierleber. Very rare date, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued annually 1628-54 yet despite the many dates noted, it is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.85 g.

Catalog reference: KM 400, Clauss/Kahnt 109. Fr. 2682.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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