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    Resplendent Near-Gem 10 Ducat of Leopold I

    Leopold I gold 10 Ducat 1675-KB MS64+ NGC, Kremnitz mint, KM-Unl., Fr-122, Horsky-Unl., Husz-1272a (R16), Unger-957b (Unique), CNA-41-i-1. 34.78gm. Year at end of reverse legends. An excessively rare type and likely one of only a small handful known, with Dr. Emil Unger's work describing the issue as "unique." We have located one other example, also in Mint State, which sold in a European auction in March of 2013 for over $70,000 hammer. While it is impossible to compare the quality of the two, it is extremely doubtful that the previous offering would have been finer than the present piece, which is highly lustrous, sharp, and decidedly near-gem in appearance. This specimen, the only one certified by either NGC or PCGS, is exceptionally brilliant, carrying sun-gold radiance across its sleek surfaces, unmarred by heavy-handed contact. Only the faintest of light wisps establish the assigned grade, with the strike yielding engaging and decisively-rendered design motifs at every turn, including an exceptional portrait of the Emperor. Meanwhile, crisp legends frame the central features, bathed in golden opulence. Incredibly rare, both as a type and so finely preserved, such an offering is bound to add inestimable prestige to whichever collection it ultimately enters.

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    March, 2021
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