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Lot 30088

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30088
Date 1686
Country German States
Service Catalog # 611961
Denomination Ducat
Description Saxony. Johann Georg III gold Ducat 1686, Fr-2753, MS62 NGC. Obv. Armored bust of Johann Georg III right. Rev. Four crowned shields with crossed swords and the date. Greenish-gold patina appears on lustrous, lightly marked surfaces. This is an extremely rare issue with no recent auction records. Johann Georg was born in Dresden, the only son of Johann Georg II and Magdalene Sybille of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. He succeeded his father as Elector of Saxony in 1680. He died in 1691, after contracting an epidemic illness while in the midst of one of his military campaigns. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $9,400.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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