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    Regensburg. Free City gold Ducat 1649 MS64 ★ NGC, KM119, Fr-2469a, Pax in Nummis-146. Commemorating the Peace of Westphalia and the end of the Thirty Years' War. Obv. Noah's Ark sailing upon stormy waters; above, dove flying left below rainbow, with branch in mouth; coat-of-arms below. Rev. date and inscription in eight lines; all within wreath. An extremely popular type featuring Noah's Ark, this exceptional piece offers highly lustrous surfaces and sharp detail, indicative of the 'star' designation by NGC.

    The Ark is symbolic of Europe amid the tempestuous currents of war. Under the peace and serenity of God (represented by the dove and rainbow), Europe is delivered unto safety, the terribly destructive conflict of the Thirty Years' War finally being ended.


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