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    1683 Leopold I Ducat

    Leopold I (the Hogmouth) gold Ducat 1683, Vienna mint, KM1325, Fr-276, AU58 NGC. Obv. Laureate and armored bust right. Rev. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with divided date above (16-83). Well struck with light marks, a slightly wavy flan, and some remaining luster. Leopold I was a Holy Roman Emperor who was nicknamed "the Hogmouth" because of the large, protruding, lower jaw pictured on many early Austrian coins. In truth, this was an exaggeration, though he still has a very distinct portrait.

    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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