||Munster. Christoph Bernhard gold Ducat 1678, KM92, Fr-1776, AU50 NGC. Obv. Crowned coat of arms of Christoph Bernhard. Rev. 5-line Latin inscription that translates as: Elected 14 November 1650 / Died 19 September 1678 at the age of 73. An attractive specimen with rich orange-gold color. Delicate rub on the highpoints fails to have any effect on the design legibility. The strike is well centered on a slightly out-of-round flan with some peripheral doubling on the obverse, but a bold singular inscription on the reverse. A commemorative issue struck in the year of Prince-Bishop of Munster Christoph Bernhard von Galen's death. Amazingly, the 6 Ducat version of the type appears more frequently on the market, a telling fact about the true rarity of this denomination. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $19,975.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.