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Coin auction sets Czech record

December 9, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

07 December 2013 Czech News Agency (http://www.praguepost.com)

Saxon 20 ducat from 1610 sold for record price at Czech auction

Prague, Dec 7 (ČTK) — A Saxon 20-ducat coin of Prince-Elector Christian II from 1610, very rare and well preserved, was sold for 6.5 million Kč (without the surcharge) in Prague today, the record price of a coin auctioned in the Czech Republic, Roman Veselý, from the Aurea Numismatika auction hall, told ČTK.

Until now, the record was held by a Russian rouble of Empress Anna, from 1730, which was sold for 5.5 million Kč, including the auction surcharge, some time ago.

Today’s auction offered an exceptional collection of mainly Ducate coins.

“Above all, I must mention the two 10 Ducates of the [Czech early 17th-century] ‘Winter King’ Friedrich of Westphalia and of the Duke of Wallenstein, sold for 4.05 and 2.6 million Kč, respectively. The last coin that was sold for a million crowns today was the very rare Prague tolar of [Habsburg Emperor and King of Bohemia] Ferdinand II from 1630,” Vesely said.

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