Reason why I also collect post 1200AD coins.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Won this while I was off in dreamland (I had put in a proxybid)

    AV Dukat 1697 Bern Mint
    Swiss Kantons/ Bern
    obv: Crowned Arms of Bern/ Brown Bear (symbol for Bern) in cartouche/ Rev: Topless male/ female holding drapes.
    23mm. 3.46g. .986
    Bern was part of a Swiss Confederation of 13 Kantons/ something akin to NATO/ however instead of Russia the enemy was Austria/HRE and in 1400s Burgundy, esp. Charles the Bold.

    This coin shows the artistic talents of the Mint masters/ engravers of the Baroque era. bern-1697-6295875-XL.jpg
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  3. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    John, the attraction to coinage like this needs no explanation ;). Great artwork and engraving speaks for itself :D.
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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Amazing artwork and engraving. Found it in my 17th Century word coin catalog. KM#62, 1697, Ducat, high priority of gold .986 gold, weight- 3.5 grams. May I ask what grade this coin has ?
  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    According to auction house Vorzuglich-FDC/ probably be a MS-65 if NGC/ PGGS would slab it.
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    So your coin is worth $6,000+ ? Wow.
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  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I always look forward to your next gold coin purchases. Your collection blows my mind. :):cool::cat::cat::cat:
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  8. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    You and I would have had a tough time spending them, had we been around in 1697:happy: I saw a 20 Dukaten piece from
    Sincona/ /last auction/ too die for......400K
    I ended up winning it for 2200 SFRCS:) Which was the "Starting bid" In the previous Sincona Auction 5/2016 " a Special Bern Collection" one in lesser quality sold for 6K.
    Sincona is a way better known auctionhouse. Auctions are strange in many ways, often most coins are hammered way over estimates/ in rare cases you end up stealing a coin:happy:
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    2200 SFRCS = U.S.A. Dollars ?
  10. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

  11. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Pretty close, sadly I live in Canada where we have to pay 1.35 for a US$/ 1.60 for a EURO/ you are so lucky to be in the USA.
  12. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I love the inscription on the reverse, which translates, "May Jehovah God be blessed".
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