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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 538

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate and Archdiocese of Mainz, Friedrich Karl Josef von Erthal (1774-1802), Ducat, 1795 IL-IA, Mainz, Johann Lindeschmidt and Johann Aatz, FRID • CAR • IOS • A • EP • ET EL • MOG • EP • W • robed bust right, rev. capped shield in wreath, date divided below, edge obliquely milled, 3.48g, 12h (Prince Alexander 780; Walther 656; Pick 792; KM 410; Fb. 1682), lightly toned and handsomely lustrous, a pleasingly good extremely fine, in NGC holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #6768684-007)


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

The archbishop of Mainz was a prolific issuer of gold in the Middle Ages but production had dwindled by the eighteenth century. This is one of three different ducats issued in 1795; the following year, Mainz was occupied by French revolutionary armies and her coinage ceased.

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