A rare gold coin from a long-ago ruler in Italy highlights Editions
Victor Gadoury’s Oct. 1 ancient and world coin auction in Monaco.
The undated (circa 1590 to 1627) gold 2-doppie coin is one of two
known to exist, according to the auction firm, though another auction
house, Numismatic Ars Classica, reports that four are known, with two
in private hands. Regardless, the coin is rare in any condition.
The coin was issued by Federico Landi, whose family ruled Compiano
near Parma for more than 400 years.
The example in the Gadoury auction is in Extremely Fine condition
and has an estimate of 50,000 (about $68,417 U.S.).
The gold 2-doppie coin joins 586 other lots issued from antiquity
to modern times, to be offered for sale at the Hotel Hermitage at
Other highlights include rare Roman bronze medallions, bronze
coins struck in connection with the first Roman Republic and world
coins from countries ranging from A to Z, with larger sections of
Chinese, Russian and Spanish coins.
The auction precedes the Coin Fair of Monaco, which is scheduled
for Oct. 2.
The catalog may be viewed at the firm’s website, www.gadoury.com.
To bid, or for more information, write to Editions Victor Gadoury,
57, rue Grimaldi, MC98000 – Monaco, telephone it at (011) 00 377 93 25
12 96, fax it at (011) 00 377 93 50 13 39 or email it at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■