CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Bronze Ducat Essai (Pattern), 1923. Paris Mint. NGC Unc Details--Reverse Damage.
KM-Unlisted; Novotny-Unlisted. Mintage: 20. By: Josef Šejnost. A VERY RARE pattern offering, this beautiful piece displays an unadopted design for the new Ducat coinage that commenced in 1923 and displays St. Wenceslaus in a full adornment of armor standing right. Beautifully struck, and providing much original mint red, this piece presents much attractivity despite the noted from NGC. The reverse damage appears under the lion, with a recessed area and some tooling visible between the legs where the word "ESSAI" would normally appear. Even so, a piece that comes to market so infrequently that demand should be no issue regardless of the condition. To view all items from the Augustana Collection, click here.
From the Augustana Collection.
Estimate: $2000 - $4000