‘Extremely rare’ Saxony coin found in Canada

A newly discovered unlisted date of Saxony’s two-ducat gold coin, this struck in 1740, was recently found by a Canadian dealer. The coin features the ‘FWoF’ mint mark, which indicates the coin was struck by Dresden mint master Friedrich Wilhelm o Feral. It’s an ‘extraordinary’ find, according to fellow dealer Peter McDonald.

What’s described as an “extremely rare unlisted date” of Saxony’s two-ducat gold coin, this a 1740-dated piece struck in what’s now Poland, was recently discovered by a Canadian dealer. After unknowingly purchasing the aforementioned piece in a bullion collection, the dealer, who wishes to remain anonymous, was unable to find the coin in any reference books. He contacted Peter McDonald, winner of the 2018 Charles D. Moore Professional Numismatic Award, for further information. Continue reading →

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