||Mansfeld-Bornstedt. Franz Maximilian & Heinrich Franz gold Ducat 1687, KM135, Fr-1573, AU58 NGC. One-year type. A wonderful illustration ducat with a skilled rendering of Saint George on horseback slaying a dragon on the obverse, and crowned arms encircled by the Order of the Golden Fleece on the reverse. A rather desirable example, this coin has bright orange-gold surfaces and above-average central definition as a result of the penetrating strike. Ideal for the ducat collector, or even perhaps even the British collector that finds interest in the paralleled imagery.
Realized $3,055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.