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Lot 30548


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Type Coin
Title Lot 30548
Date 1638
Country German States
Service Catalog # 610143
Denomination 2 Ducat
Description Mainz. Anselm Casimir Wamboldt von Umstadt gold 2 Ducats 1638-BS, KM71, Fr-1651, AU53 NGC. Among the more available multi-ducats of the period, this coin has a charmingly crude design. The surfaces hold few marks and little actual wear is seen on the high points. Of particular intrigue, this less than sophisticated example hints at the dramatic effect that the Thirty Years War was having on the area: The reverse die shows a fairly significant rotation from its typical alignment; the design is unpolished; and some areas show striking bluntness. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $1,645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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