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    Extremely Rare Gold Off-Metal Pattern 3 Gulden

    Holland. Provincial gold Proof Pattern 3 Gulden 1681 PR60 Cameo NGC, KM-Pn14, Fr-Unl., Delm-795 (R2), CNM-2.28.96, PW-Ho56.5. 34.68gm. Struck to 10 Ducat weight. An immense rarity by all measures, apparently missing from auction records of the last 15 to 20 years; indeed, we have only been able to locate one other example of this off-metal strike, though that coin did not possess a mirrored finish, as seen on this offering, and it appeared to be in an inferior technical preservation. Reportedly, an example was present in Sotheby's sale of the Thomas Thomas Collection (lot 2242, also ex. Marmaduke Trattle, lot 1465), although the weight of that specimen is unclear, while the Catalogus der Gouden, Zilveren en Koperen Specien van de Republiek der Vereenigde Nederlanden reports no such coin in the holdings of the Royal Coin Cabinet in Utrecht. Admittedly bound in its designation by some mild chatter in the fields, this piece nonetheless emits waves of glass-like flash, its rims sharp and upturned, and not a trace of detail could be said to be missing from any part of the strike. An ideal design for this gold format, and an absolute rarity worthy of the closest attention.

    From the Paramount Collection

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    March, 2021
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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