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    Exceptionally Rare and Prooflike 10 Ducat

    Bern. City gold 10 Ducat ND (1700-1710) MS63 Prooflike NGC, KM81, Fr-147, HMZ-2-203a, Divo-463a (Extremely Rare), Wunderly-Unl. 34.48gm. A visually sublime representative of this indisputably rare issue. A full strike yields vibrant detail to the smallest elements of texturing, including the finest hair details within the bear and lion supporters, the reverse equally sharp and showing not a hint of weakness throughout. The fields serve as consistent pondlike mirrors across which luster rolls brightly and unimpeded, positively washing over the surfaces and embellishing the raised design motifs. It is easy to see how this offering has earned its choice designation; not a single meaningful instance of contact is discernible throughout, and even the expected hairline marks are absolutely trivial, rendered inconsequential by an intense luminosity that very nearly erases any handling. A fine die crack extends from the top toward the bottom of MONETA, adding a unique identifying mark to this coin that will assist in future pedigree identification.

    Ex. Leu Numismatik Auction 88 (October 2003, Lot 1949); Leu Numismatik Auction 74 (October 1998, Lot 2135); Nordmann Collection (Adolph Hess-Bank Leu Auction 25, 1964, Lot 136); Hauser-Späth Collection (Galerie Fischer-Adolph Hess September 1943, Lot 174)

    From the Paramount Collection

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    March, 2021
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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