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Lot 30218

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30218
Date 1492
Country Netherlands
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 1 FD'OR
Description Utrecht-Bishopric. David of Burgundy gold Florin 1492, Dorestad mint, Fr-193, Levinson-III-231 (R4), XF45 NGC. MO'*nO' | AVR'*?A | PI'*TRA | I?CT'*"92 (inverted 7 over 7), Shield of Burgundy over long cross / ?L?GIT * DA | VIT * SW' SVV', King David on gothic throne playing harp, the arms of Utrecht at his feet. A lovely example with orange-gold surfaces that display thick frosty luster in the fields. Interestingly, the reverse die was rotated 90 degrees clockwise to the obverse when struck, but the result has left most of the design crisply rendered with only slight doubling noted along the obverse legends. Some debris, located within the protected crevasses, confirms originality. An extremely rare type by every measure, with no traceable records of auction sales within at least the past decade. 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.

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