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    Rare Rounded Shield Variety

    Franz Joseph gold "Rounded Shield" 20 Corona 1916 MS60 NGC, Vienna mint, KM2818, Fr-510, J-387. Rounded shield variety. Extremely rare, representing the final date of the series and the last to bear the "rounded shield" design over the reverse eagle, with a switch in production to the "Austrian shield" type occurring later in the same year. Though 71,763 were originally produced, it is clear that few of these survive in better states of preservation, with Mint State examples considered to be of particular scarcity; accordingly, the present example, fully uncirculated and graced with shimmering cartwheel luster, represents an item of clear numismatic importance, and it is certainly destined to rank as a clear "star" in whatever collection it will ultimately become part of.



    Note for clients in the European Union: This lot is considered by the European Union to be “investment gold”. We believe that it meets the criteria established in Article 344(1), point (2) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC and thus should be exempt from import VAT regardless of the selling price. Any questions or concerns about VAT should be addressed to your accountant or local tax authority.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    24th-27th Friday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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