Venice (1688-94) zecchino Fr.1347

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25038
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25038 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Venice. Francesco Morosini gold Zecchino ND (1688-94), MS63 NGC, remarkably bold features with full mint brilliance, a choice example in all respects." As a rule, Venetian coins were not dated and can only be identified as to ruler. The republic of Venice invented the ducat in the late 1200's and issued them more or less continuously until the final collapse in 1797.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1347.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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