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Lot 30306

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30306
Date 1661
Country Transylvania
Service Catalog # 270470
Description Johann Kemeny gold Ducat 1661, KM350, Fr-422, AU58 NGC. Obv. Bust right with fur hat and scepter, IOKEMEN-DG PT. Rev. Crowned arms, PAR.REG.HVN.DO.ET.SI.CO.1661. A superb example of this exceedingly rare gold ducat. The surfaces are fully brilliant, and original, with nice details and no notable flaws. We can find no examples of this type offered for sale. We find a single ducat of this ruler sold by a major European auction house (H.D. Rauch) in 2012, but that piece was Fr-423 (also graded AU by the auctioneer). The Rauch sale example was estimated for 20,000 Euros and realized 52,000 Euros.?Johann Kemeny was elected as Prince of Transylvania in 1661. He ruled only for one year, as he was killed in the Battle of Nagyszollos in January of 1622. He struck coins for only a very brief period, and all are quite rare. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $30,550.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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