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THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE/AUSTRIAN COINS - ID: 132
Submitter: Federico Pastrone
HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
Leopold I., 1657-1705.
AV 5 ducats 1703. Kremnitz mint.
Av.: Laureate and cuirassed bust of Leopold to r.
Rv.: Crowned double eagle.
Ref.: cf. CNA 113-k-2. Friedberg 174.
BoC: 18/1, 1993, p. 23.
FAKE – This piece belongs to the workshop of Wentzlaff. He made this fake with a self-constructed roller machine. The dies were made by a galvanic process. Silver pieces in very good conditions served him as models. A list of known forgeries are published in the BoC 18/1,1993. Be aware, that some coins were also struck in different weights.
This piece appeared 1990 on the market.