Spain (1497-1516)(v) SS ducat Fr-86

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Áureo y Calicó sale 345, lot 271
This specimen was lot 271 in Áureo y Calicó sale 345 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,980 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferran II (1479-1516). València. Ducat. Rara. MBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Ferdinand II, 1479-1516, undated ducat, Valencia mint, rare, choice very fine.)"
This example shows large busts of Ferdinand and Isabella with S-S below the busts. Cayón states that this is the most common variety of a rare type. It was probably struck after 1497. Queen Isabella died in 1504 but this may have been struck until Ferdinand's death in 1516.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, 0.986 fine gold, this specimen 3,48 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-86, Cru.V.S. 1199, Cru.C.G. 3115 var, Cayón-2887.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 345: Colección Manuela Etcheverría, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.

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