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Lot 30066


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Type Coin
Title Lot 30066
Date 1732
Country Germany
Service Catalog # 608504
Denomination Ducat
Description Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Ludwig Rudolf Harz-gold Ducat 1732-S, KM828, Fr-680, MS62 NGC. A beautiful example of this type with light handling and few marks of note, made scarce by the source of the gold rather than the date or variety per se. The reverse includes the legend: EX AVR HERC INF, specifying the source of the gold as being in the Harz mountains. The first mining industry in the Harz centered around silver, supplying the abundant ore that powered the Imperial mint at Goslar in the High Middle Ages. Gold mining came later and produced limited quantities of ore, leading to a number of scarce issues of coinage of Hercynian origin. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $9,987.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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