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1423-57 Gold Coin Venice Italy Ducat Zecchino Francesco Foscari Fr. 1232 MS63

  • $ 1,677.00

Description: Beautiful gold coin showing no date from Venice Italy. This is a one Zecchino or Ducat from the times of Francesco Foscari in the period of 1423-1457. The coin shows Doge kneeling before St. Mark, who holds staff in right hand with the legend "FRAC*FOSCARI | • S | • M | • V | ? | N | ? | T | I" with the letters DVX along the staff all on the obverse. The reverse shows full length Christ the Redeemer standing facing forward within beaded ellipse lined with 9 stars (5 to the right and 4 to the left). The reverse has the legend "SIT·T·XPE·DAT·Q·TV REGIS·ISTE·DVCAT" surrounding the image of Christ along the edge. The coin is undated but was issued during the period 1423-1457. The coin is much better than the photos suggest. It is graded as Mint State MS 63 by NGC and comes encased in a plastic slab so labeled. It is a rather nice coin with good eye appeal. It is Fr. 1232, weighs ~3.55 grams as noted on the slab and measures ~20 mm. Please carefully review the photos provided as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: ND (1423-1457).

Mint: Venice.

Size and weight: This is a one Zecchino or Ducat that is ~20 mm in diameter and weighs ~3.55 grams of 0.9990 gold.

References: Fr. 1232, is listed in Numista as N#?115378.

Condition: The coin is graded Mint State 63 or MS 63 by NGC and comes in a plastic slab so labeled. It is in a nice state of preservation with no observable wear but shows some scratches and minor bag marks in the field. It is nicely toned with reddish coloration with great eye appeal and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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