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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 558

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | Germany, Saxony, Xaver (1763-1768), Gold Ducat, 1768 ED, Dresden, engraved for Ernst Dietrich Kroll [Mintmaster], XAVERIVS D : G : REG : PR : POL : & L : DVX SAX : bare-headed and cuirassed bust right, rev. ELECTORATVS SAXON : ADMINISTRATOR • 1768, quartered coat-of-arms with electoral swords as central shield, Elector's cap above arms within palm branches, 3.47g, 12h (Buck 57; Gumowski 2309; Kahnt 1018; Kaminski 1605; Merseberger -; KM 989; Fb. 2870), a trace of die softness to hair and a hint of cabinet friction in otherwise lustrous, original fields, a small scuff at reverse 10 o'clock, otherwise a most splendid example of this classic Electorate Ducat, almost extremely fine / good extremely fine, very rare and the sought-after last year of issue, in NGC holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #6768684-002) [*Second Finest Certified* / 1 Finer]


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

Polish Prince, Franciszek Ksawery Wettyn was the son of August III of Saxony and Maria Józefa Habsburg. In 1733, he was appointed to the Order of the White Eagle. Between 1763-1768, he was the chief administrator of the Electorate of Saxony. The Ducat was the largest denomination struck during his administration.

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