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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 560

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC AU | Germany, Bishopric of Würzburg, Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn (1719-1724), 'Ascension' Goldgulden, c. 1719, Würzburg, dies engraved by Georg Wilhelm Vestner, IOAN • PHILIP • FRANC • D • G • EP • HERB • S • R • I • PR • FR • OR • DVX •, crowned and mantled arms, rev. PRO FELICI REGIMINE • | CORDE - AVRO ET | ORE - SANGVINE | OFFERT SENAT PQ • | HEREIP • SVB MIS • quartered banner shield on front of altar, flaming urn on top, 3.19g, 12h (Helmschrott 541; Fb. 3692), adjustment marks to rims and subtle crimping, otherwise residually lustrous with undertones of ochre-orange in recesses, a pleasingly bold very fine, extremely rare and very seldom encountered at public auction, in NGC holder, strictly graded AU Details ~ Bent (Cert. #6768684-001)


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

Struck as a tribute for the ascension of Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn to the Bishopric in 1720. A limited coining of 'New Year' goldgulden is also known for his short administration.

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