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    Breathtaking St. Veit 8 Ducat, Perhaps the Finest Known

    Ferdinand II gold 8 Ducat 1632 MS63 NGC, St. Veit mint, KM795, Fr-133 (Rare), Horsky-Unl., Trau Collection-201, MzA-129, Herinek-55. 27.87gm. Hans Georg Perro as mintmaster. Struck from Taler dies (cf. KM678). An absolute rarity, produced with an incredible level of precision that has left the devices deeply and fully expressed. Closer inspection confirms surfaces that radiate, having been unobscured by even the slightest forms of handling, while the whole of the flan has been beautifully formed, with not even the least bit of camber or bending present. Within the finer details of the bust--Ferdinand's hair, armor, and robe--definition remains strong, the designs lightly surrounded by tone as the open fields express a rich layer of original luster. For reference, we can draw upon only one other auction result from recent years, where a (likely inferior) piece brought 85,000 Euros in May 2017. As such, this specimen may only be the second example to have entered the marketplace since Adolph Hess's 1935 sale of the Franz Trau Collection. A lavish multiple ducat in all regards, likely incomparable in every way, destined to elevate the status of its next coin cabinet.

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