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    Sublime and Prooflike Bern 10 Ducat

    Bern. City gold 10 Ducat ND (c. 1772) MS63 Prooflike NGC, KM134, Fr-142, HMZ-2-203b, Divo-464b, Wunderly-Unl. 34.64gm. Astoundingly brilliant for this rare type, the offering on display ranks not only as the technically finest certified example of the issue, but also as the only one to receive a Prooflike designation by NGC. Even a cursory glance immediately reveals that this is no ordinary coin. Its expansive size, itself a significant hint as to its rarity in light of its age, serves as a profound canvas for designs that are both exquisitely detailed and struck to such a degree of sharpness that not a hint of detail is lacking. This expert crafting is perhaps most visible in the wreath that embraces the shield motif, as well as in the finer reverse peripheral details, which exhibit the highest caliber of stippled texturing. Rotation under light ignites the fields in a sun-like vibrant depth, these demonstrating clear reflectivity to several inches and serving as a beautiful backdrop to the well-chiseled details rising above. Fine die polish lines in the fields confirm what is already so apparent at face, namely that this selection displays nothing but the purest Mint State quality.

    From the Paramount Collection

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