||Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover. George II August Harz-gold Ducat 1747-S, KM299, Fr-602, AU58 NGC. One-year type. A historic issue that was struck with the titles of George II as King of Great Britain, France and Ireland from gold that was mined at the Harz Mountains in northern Germany. A bright yellow-gold specimen, the surfaces remain pleasingly original with microscopic die striations (as made) that add shimmer to the appearance. The strike, often a concern on ducats of this period, has been sharply executed on a broad flan and leaves little to the imagination. A truly rare and enticing example. As with so many other coins from the Newman collection, our research has not located any sales records in the past decade. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $7,050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.