Rare Coins Sold at Kunker’s Summer World Coin Auctions

29 Jul 2019  Mon

Let's take a look at some of the most interesting coins that were sold by Kunker Auctions from 24th to 27th June. An extremely rare undated 10 Ducats coin issued for the Polish region of Bydgoszcz in 1636 during the reign of Wladyslaw IV was sold for €85,000 against an estimated value of €50,000. The offered coin was graded as about extremely fine by the auction house and only one such example is known. The coin from Early Baroque period depicts Wladys?aw IV (1632-1648) in natural hair along with a simplistic coat of arms.

Another extremely fine 10 Ducats coin struck in 1739 at Munich Mint under the rule of Charles Albert of Bavaria was sold for the same amount, had the same estimate value and holds the same grade of About Extremely fine. The coin from the Rococo period shows Emperor Charles Albert from House of Wittelsbach (1726-1745) in a wig with long, curly hair. The coat of arms is upgraded showing rocaille decoration that almost blends into the background.

A Gold Ducat struck in Vilnius for Lithuania under the rule of Sigismund Augustus in 1549 was sold for €92,500 against an estimated value of €40,000. The Extremely rare coin belongs to the Phoibos Collection and is graded as Almost FDC by the auction house. Sigismund Augustus issued the coin in his function of Grand Duke of Lithuania.

The Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania got united in 1385 when the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Jogaila married the Polish Queen Hedwig. The Sejm introduced common legislation and currency for both the regions in 1569. The offered coin is one of the final issues struck for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Image Courtesy: Kunker Auctions

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