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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 523

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC MS61 | Germany, Augsburg, Karl Albrecht of Bavaria, as Charles VII 'the Pretender' (1742-1745), Ducat, 1742-IT, dies by Jonas Thiébaud for Johann Christian Holeisen [Mintmaster], CAROLVS • VII • D • G • ROM • IMP • S • A • laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, JT under truncation, rev. AVGVSTA - VINDELIC across field, divided by seated Augusta left, holding state pinecone and spear, head turned facing, MDCCXLII and horse-shoes in exergue, edge plain, 3.40g, 11h (Eliasberg 225; Vetterle 1742.1; Forster 528; Wittelsbach 1969; KM 147; Fb. 94), slightly wavy flan, otherwise handsomely lustrous, a pleasing extremely fine, a popular European rarity, in NGC holder, graded MS61 (Cert. #6768684-029)


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

This Ducat was issued on behalf of Charles Albert of Bavaria, the last non-Hapsburg to contend for the increasingly worthless imperial throne. Frederick the Great used his candidature as a pretext to invade and seize the Austrian province of Silesia.

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