Salzburg. Johann Ernst gold 6 Ducat 1687 MS61 NGC, KM260, Fr-826, Probszt-1750, Numitor Collection-Unl., Zöttl-2103. 20.84gm. Struck as a donative for Johann Ernst's election as Prince-Archbishop, this veritable Mint State 6 Ducat is presently among only three examples of this date to have been certified. Closer inspection reveals glistening surfaces brightened by remnants of mint bloom, along with fields that are pleasantly free of graffiti or instances of heavy handling. For the sake of accuracy, grade-aligning chatter over both sides is present, though it does little to impact the overall alluring nature of this specimen. The raised features remain strong and unobscured, while faint die polish remains detectable in the protected regions of the designs, and most particularly in the margins. A type which seldom becomes available.
Gold 6 Ducats, Salzburg. One of 3 Known to Exist! Struck for Johann Ernst's election as Archbishop!