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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 551

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | *Top Pop* | Germany, Regensburg, Karl VI (1711-1740), Gold Ducat, 1737, 'Receding Hair' Variety, dies engraved by Christoph Daniel Öxlein for Johann Michael Federer [Mintmaster], CAROL • VI • D • G • | R • I • S • A • G • H • H • & B • R •, armoured laureate bust facing right, with receding hairline, date on truncation rev. MON • REIP • | RATISBON •, city view with river landscape, radiant triangle above, 3.49g, 12h (Beckenbauer 443; KM 289; Fb. 2504) small die flaw through rays, otherwise lustrous and residually brilliant, a most pleasing extremely fine, very rare, and on an intriguingly small planchet for issue, in NGC holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #6768684-013) [*Joint Finest Certified*]


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

Another coin (Künker 238, 9 October 2013, lot 4738), shares this die pairing and even reflects the same die flaw through the sun's rays as to suggest almost adjacent strikings. Intriguingly, although both coins are of the same weight, the present example wants for rim denticles milling, not as a result of unscrupulous clipping, but rather the planchet being too small. Curiously other sub-varieties of this issue state that only 16 pieces were originally struck, although at least thirteen auction listings can be found on CoinArchives since 2004.

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