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    1724 Liege Ducat

    Very Rare "Sede Vacante" Issue

    Liege - Prince-Bishopric. Sede Vacante gold Ducat 1724, KM132, Fr-332, AU53 NGC. An exceedingly rare piece issued by the Belgian city of Liege during the period of Sede Vacante. Sede Vacante (Vacant Seat) is the period of time after the death or resignation of the Bishop and before the naming of the new Bishop (Prince-Bishop in the case of Liege). Sharply struck, with minor obverse flan flaws. The obverse shows a bust of Saint Lambert, patron of the city of Liege, facing left, and the reverse has crowned and mantled arms. We can find no record of this coin at auction. The tiny mintage of 200 pieces signifies a rare opportunity for collectors.

    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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