||Ludwig I (1342-82) Goldgulden 1358-71, Buda mint, Fr-5, Huszar-514, Rethy-64A, AU58 NGC. Obv. + LODOVICI ? D ? G ? R ? VnGARI?, arms of Hungary-Anjou in hexalobe within beaded border; lis in angles. Rev. * SAnTVS LA | DISLAVS R *, St. Ladislaus standing facing, an axe in his right hand and an orb in his left; rows of lis on either side with a P above his right hand. The first St. Ladislaus issue, this type would be minted with only minor modifications for another century and a half. This example is well-struck with minor weakness only in the legends. Light circulation to the high points does not extend to the fields, which retain ample luster and visible die-polishing lines. There are a few tiny deposits noted in the devices. A beautiful coin and an important type for the collector of Hungarian gold.
Realized $1,762.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.