||Saxe-Gotha. Johann Ernst gold Ducat 1638-EF, KM180, Fr-2945, MS63 NGC. Coburg Mint. A desirable jewel with invigorating luster that sparkles on both sides. An impressive strike precisely renders all the intricate detail upon the slightly off-round flan. Light debris at the legends serves to confirm complete originality; some die clashing (as made) to the right of Johann Ernst's portrait leaves a ghosted outline of some of the reverse detail. Without a doubt, one of the finest survivors of this scarce and desirable two-year type. 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.