Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Saxony. Johann Georg I gold Ducat 1619 MS64 NGC, KM121, Fr-2675. An amazingly preserved example of this early ducat showing the Elector on horseback. This is a relatively scarce type; we have been able to find just twelve other examples that have sold publicly in the last 15 years, with this piece clearly being the best of them. The most recent example to have sold, by the German auction house Heidrun Höhn in October, 2014, also holds the world record for the type- that piece, graded "Fast Vorzüglich/Vorzüglich" (about the equivalent of an AU on the Sheldon scale) realized a hammer price of 2,450 euros ($3,103 at the time). While nice, that piece doesn't come close to the current specimen, which has brilliant luster and superb details on the main devices on the obverse. A truly stunning piece and possibly the finest known.
    Ex. Leu 85 (23 October 2002), lot 165


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    World and Ancient Coin Bibliography

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 841

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2019 June 5 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions is an honest, fair company. My trust in them is based on their keeping promises and following through on all my concerns... I recommend Heritage Auctions to handle and sell coins.
    Victoria L.,
    San Gabriel, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 14 - 16 US Coins Signature Auction
    2019 March 14 - 16 US Coins Signature Auction
    REALIZED $7,962,504
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,726,752
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $2,397,231