Germany Nuremburg Lamb Ducat 1700
The gold lamb ducat shown is square, but others are round. They come from the old German Free City of Nuremburg in Bavaria. With a weigth of 7 grams, yours is probably the 2 ducat denomination. The 1 ducat weighs 3.5 grams.
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One catalog we have shows a round 2 ducat cataloging at $1500 US dollars in average circulated condition. But the same catalog shows ducats as low as $150. The 1 ducat coins have sold at professional auctions in the past for $1000 to $1600 US dollars, while one 2 ducat coin sold at auction in 2012 for $2000. All in all, we can average these observations and predict these approximate catalog values.
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $800
well preserved: $1200
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1200
well preserved: $2400
As with all old coins like this, individual coins stand on their individual merits. Catalogs can give only very general guidance. If you have a nice looking specimen, seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person evaluation.
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Requested by: loopy, Fri, 06-Nov-2009 17:46:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 23-Sep-2013 15:03:35 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 25-May-2015 14:18:44 GMT
Requester description: TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA SE C VLVM NOVVM CELEBRAT RESP. NORIBERGENSIS Has a lamb carrying a flag with PAX wrote on it. wastold it may be a ducat. Weighs 7 grams
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