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    Presumably Unique 4 Ducat

    Brandenburg-Ansbach. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich gold "New Justice Board" 4 Ducat 1730-V About Fine (cleaned, ex-jewelry, smoothing), Schwabach mint, KM-Unl., Fr-347 (Very Rare; likely referring to this coin), Marienburg-Unl., Bernheimer-Unl., Wilmersdörffer-Unl. 33mm. 12.35gm. By Andreas and George Wilhelm Vestner (die cutters) under Johann Jakob Ebenauer (mintmaster). Of the utmost interest to the connoisseurs of German coinage, with this design type being known only from a single issue of Karl Wilhelm Friedrich's 1/2 Talers (cf. KM175.1), and appearing entirely absent from all major royal German collections, as confirmed by the research of Dr. Hubert Russ of Künker. While its existence was suggested long ago by Friedburg, until this example emerged in 2009 (previously mounted along the top), such reports appeared little more than hearsay. Despite an unfortunate cleaning and smoothing, the reverse design still confronts the viewer as captivating, the lettering remaining well-formed and the scene of a seated justice elegant. Of the highest rarity, and an opportunity not to be missed by prospective bidders.
    Ex. Künker Auction #267, 29 September 2015, Lot 4424; Hess-Divo Auction #315 (28 October 2009, lot 812)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-29th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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