Description: Bavaria. Maximilian I gold 5 Ducats 1640, Fr-196, KM#268, MS65 NGC, an incredible example of this elusive multiple Ducat. Maximilian was a strong and effective ruler, and he had improved the finances of his lands. This multiple Ducat is partially a statement of his ability to govern wisely. The reverse shows the Madonna and child, (the symbol of the state), protecting Munich from the ravages of the Thirty Years War.
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