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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 563

The Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins | NGC MS61 | Germany, Bishopric of Würzburg, Franz Ludwig von Erthal (1779-1795), 'New Year' of 'Faithful Heart' Goldgulden, 1779, Würzburg, FRANC • LUD • D • G EP BAM • ET WIR • S • R • I • P • F • O • DUX • bare-headed and draped bust right over coat-of-arms, rev. EIN GOLD - GULDEN • above, ORE ET - CORDE | FIDE - LIS • | S • P • | Q • W • across fields, divided by palm tree over arms of Würzburg, 1779 in exergue, 3.14g, 12h (Heller 552; Helmschrott 860; Kellner 29; Pil. 1300; KM 414; Fb. 3730), a well-balanced example of this 'last in the line' Gold issue, lightly toned, extremely fine, scarce and with an attractive and pious invocation to the viewer - "have faith in voice and heart", in NGC holder, conservatively graded MS61 (Cert. #6768684-016) [*Second Finest Certified* / 1 Finer]


From the Augusta Collection of European Gold Coins

Struck for the last ruling Bishop, the inscription translates as: "Have faith in voice and heart", the Senate and People of Würzburg."

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