||Regensburg. Free City?gold 1/2 Ducat 1653, KM135, Fr-2473, AU55 NGC. Struck in commemoration of the coronation of Ferdinand IV. The interesting design on the reverse of this coin depicts a scepter between two palm branches ascending to heaven with the legend on a ribbon in Latin translating to "For God and People." Some signs of circulation with a very faint waviness to the planchet, but overall an attractive example of this ducat fraction that is scarcely seen on the market. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,175.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.