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as of 6/16/19, 1 euro = US$1.12311. 100 euro bid = US$1.3253 paid.
 
as of 6/16/19, 1 euro = US$1.12311. 100 euro bid = US$1.3253 paid.
  
This specimen was lot 534 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Jeanne et Wenceslas (1355-1383), AV mouton d'or, 1357-1371, Vilvorde. Au titre de Jeanne. D/ L'agneau de Dieu devant une bannière. En dessous, IOh'-DVX. R/ Dans un quadrilobe anglé, croix ornée cantonnée de quatre lis, une rosette en coeur. Ghyssens p. 15, 2; W. 387; Delm. 43. 4,57 g. Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Jeanne and Wenceslas, 1355-83, gold mouton d'or, Vilvorde mint, in the name of Jeanne. Obverse: the Lamb of God carries a banner, Jeanne's name below; reverse: ornate cross in a quadrilobe cantonned with four lilies, rosette at the center. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 534 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Jeanne et Wenceslas (1355-1383), AV mouton d'or, 1357-1371, Vilvorde. Au titre de Jeanne. D/ L'agneau de Dieu devant une bannière. En dessous, IOh'-DVX. R/ Dans un quadrilobe anglé, croix ornée cantonnée de quatre lis, une rosette en coeur. Ghyssens p. 15, 2; W. 387; Delm. 43. 4,57 g. Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Jeanne and Wenceslas, 1355-83, gold mouton d'or, Vilvorde mint, in the name of Jeanne. Obverse: the Lamb of God carries a banner, Jeanne's name below; reverse: ornate cross in a quadrilobe cantonned with four lilies, rosette at the center. Very Fine.)"</blockquote> Fr-8
  
This specimen was lot 535 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,259 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Jeanne et Wenceslas (1355-1383), AV mouton d'or "à la croisette", 1368, Vilvorde. Au titre de Jeanne. D/ L'agneau de Dieu devant une bannière. En dessous, IOh'-DVX. R/ Dans un quadrilobe anglé, croix ornée cantonnée de quatre lis, une croisette au centre. Ghyssens p. 15, 2; W. 387 var. (cité p. 153, 8); Delm. 43 var. 4,59 g Rare. presque Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Jeanne and Wenceslas, 1355-83, gold mouton d'or of the cross of 1368, Vilvorde mint, struck in the name of Jeanne. Obverse: the Lamb of God carries a banner, Jeanne's name below; reverse: ornate cross in a quadrilobe cantonned with four lilies, tiny cross at the center. Rare, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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* [[France 1719-A 20 sols|1719-A 20 ''sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu)'']
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* [[France 1720-Y 20 sols|1720-Y ''20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu)'']
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* [[France 1720 livre|1720 ''livre de la Compagnie des Indes'']
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* [[France 1720-X louis d'argent|1720-X ''petit louis d'argent (tiers d'écu)'']
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* [[France 1721-BB louis d'or|1721-BB ''louis d'or aux 2 L'']
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* [[France 1722-BB louis d'or|1722-BB ''louis d'or aux 2 L'']
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* [[France 1721-V 1/2 ecu|1721-V ''demi-écu de France'']
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* [[France 1721-W 1/3 ecu|1721-W ''tiers d'écu de France'']
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* [[France 1721-K 1/6 ecu|1721-K ''sixième d'écu de France'']
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* [[France 1723-L louis d'or|1723-L ''louis d'or mirliton'']
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* [[France 1724-H louis d'or|1724-H ''louis d'or mirliton'']
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* [[France 1724-M louis d'or|1724-M ''louis d'or mirliton'']
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* [[France 1724-9 ecu|1724-9 ''écu aux huit L'']
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* [[France 1725-X 1/4 ecu|1725-X ''quart d'écu aux huit L'']
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* [[France 1725-A 1/8 ecu|1725-A ''huitième d'écu aux huit L'']
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* [[France 1726-H louis d'or|1726-H ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1727-P louis d'or|1727-P ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1731-B louis d'or|1731-B ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1731-& louis d'or|1731-& ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1732-H louis d'or|1732-H ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1734-T louis d'or|1734-T ''louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1731-BB 1/2 louis d'or|1731-BB ''demi-louis d'or aux lunettes'']
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* [[France 1726-D ecu|1726-D ''écu aux rameaux d'olivier'']
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* [[France 1727-& 1/2 ecu|1727-& ''demi-écu aux rameaux d'olivier'']
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* [[France 1726-W 1/5 ecu|1729-W ''cinquième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier'']
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* [[France 1727-& 1/20 ecu|1727-& ''vingtième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier'']
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* [[France 1755-L 2 louis d'or|1755-L ''double louis d'or au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1746-A louis d'or|1746-A ''louis d'or au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1748-A louis d'or|1748-A ''louis d'or au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1748-X louis d'or|1748-X ''louis d'or au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1755-I ecu|1755-I ''écu au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1769-L 1/5 ecu|1769-L ''cinquième d'écu au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1761-A 1/20 ecu|1761-A ''vingtième d'écu au bandeau'']
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* [[France 1773-W ecu|1773-W ''écu à la vieille tête'']
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* [[France 1772-L 1/5 ecu|1772-L ''cinquième d'écu à la vieille tête'']
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* [[France 1770-BB liard|1770-BB ''liard à la vieille tête'']
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* [[France 1786-L 1/2 sol|1786-L ''demi-sol à l'écu'']
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* [[France 1787-AA 2 louis d'or|1787-AA ''double louis d'or à la tête nue'']
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* [[France 1785-D louis d'or|1785-D ''louis d'or à la tête nue'']
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* [[France 1790-T liard|1790-T liard]
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* [[France 1786-A ecu|1786-A ''écu de Calonne'']
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* [[France 1792-A louis d'or|1792-A ''louis d'or constitutionnel'', year 4]
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* [[France 1791-AA 15 sols|1791-AA 15 sols, year 3]
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* [[France 1792-BB 6 deniers|1792-BB 6 deniers, year 4]
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* [[France An 14-L 2 francs|An 14-L 2 francs]
  
This specimen was lot 541 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €17,000 (about US$22,530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Jeanne et Wenceslas (1355-1383), AV florin d'or au saint Servais, mars 1377, Maastricht. D/ + WENCEL' Z IOHANA DEI GRA BRAB' DVC' Ecu écartelé de Brabant, Limbourg et Luxembourg dans un polylobe. R/ SCI S'VA-CII EPI Saint Servais assis de f. sous une arcade gothique surmontée d'un dôme et de tourelles, ten. une clef et la crosse épiscopale. A ses pieds, le dragon vaincu. Ghyssens p. 16, 11; W. 393; Delm. 48. 3,49 g Extrêmement rare. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (duchy of Brabant, Jeanne and Wenceslas, 1355-83, gold florin d'or of St. Servais, march 1377, Maastricht mint. Obverse: quartered arms of Brabant, Limburg and Luxembourg in a polylobe; reverse: St. Servais seated under a Gothic arcade surmounted by a dome and towers, holding a key and an episcopal cross. At his feet, a defeated dragon. Extremely rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1397 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu de Navarre, 1718D, Lyon. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné. Dupl-1659; Gad-303. 6,08 g Rare Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of Navarre of 1718, Lyon mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre. Rare, traces of adjustment mark, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-303: TB €400 (R).
  
This specimen was lot 542 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €600 (about US$795 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Philippe le Bon (1430-1467), AV Pieter d'or, 1433-1434, Zevenbergen. D/ B. de saint Pierre de f., ten. une clef et les Evangiles. Devant lui, l'écu de Philippe le Bon, trois lis au 1er et au 4e quartier. R/ Croix fleuronnée, rosette au centre. W. 467; Delm. 62; Fr-25. 3,49 g Rare Fines griffes. Frappe faible sur la tête du saint. Beau à Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Philip the Good, 1430-67, gold pieter d'or of 1433-34, Zevenbergen mint. obverse: bust of St. Peter facing, holding a key and the Gospels; before him, the arms of the duke, with lilies in the first and fourth quarters. Reverse: floriate cross, rosette at center. Rare, fine scratches, weak strike on the head of the saint, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1399 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1719A, Paris. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Dupl-1661; Gad-295. 4,05 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre of 1719, Paris mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-295: TTB €110 (C).
  
This specimen was lot 545 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €9,000 (about US$11,928 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Philippe le Beau (1482-1506), AR quatre patards, 1489, Anvers. Au titre de Maximilien de Habsbourg, roi des Romains. D/ lis MAXIM'-LIA' REX- ROMAN'- PAT' I89 Ecu impérial couronné, posé sur une croix fleuronnée. R/ PH'I ARCHIDVCIS AVSTRIE BVRG'DIE BRABA (main) L'archiduc deb., ten. l'épée dans la main d. et, devant lui, l'écu d'Autriche-Bourgogne de la main g. G.H. 82-1; W. 576; Levinson II-110; V.H. 106. 6,23 g Très rare. presque Superbe. Provient de la collection Lhomme et de notre vente 38, 11 février 1995, 717.'' (duchy of Brabant, Philip the Fair, 1482-1506, silver four patards of 1489, Antwerp mint, struck in the name of Maximilian of Hapsburg, king of Rome. Obverse: the archduke stands, sword in the right hand and the arms of Austria-Burgundy in the left. Very rare, about Extremely Fine.)"
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This specimen was lot 1400 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1720Y, Bourges. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Dupl-1661; Gad-295. 4,00 g Fines griffes. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre (one-sixth écu) of 1720, Bourges mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Fine scratches, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
''Après avoir rétabli son autorité dans les Pays-Bas, Maximilien décida de reprendre la frappe d'une monnaie forte. Les pièces frappées en vertu de l'ordonnance du 14 décembre 1489 constituaient déjà la cinquième émission du règne de Philippe le Beau. Ce "grand double" au nom de Philippe et de Maximilien fut frappé à 8.960 exemplaires dans l'atelier d'Anvers. Il valait quatre patards ou quatre sols en monnaie de compte.'' (After having restored his authority in the Netherlands, Maximilian decided to resume the issue of a strong currency. The coins struck under the ordinance of December 14, 1489, already constituted the fifth issue of the reign of Philip the Fair. This "grand double" in the name of Philip and Maximilian was struck with 8,960 copies in the Antwerp mint. It was worth four patards or four sols in money of account.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1402 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €260 (about US$345 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR livre, 1720A, Paris. Dite "de la Compagnie des Indes". D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne. Dupl-1663; Gad-296. 3,61 g Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre liste 242, octobre-décembre 2007, 1012.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver livre of 1720, Paris mint, so-called "Company of the Indies." Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: two "L's" back-to-back under a crown. Nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-296: TTB €300 (R).
  
This specimen was lot 546 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,253 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Philippe le Beau (1482-1506), AR double patard, 1489, Anvers. Au titre de Maximilien de Habsbourg, roi des Romains. D/ (lion) MAXIMILIAN REX ROMANO PATER I89 Dans un trilobe, l'écu couronné du Saint Empire. R/ (couronne) PHI ARCHIDVCIS AVSTRIE BVRG' BRAB' (main) Ecu d'Autriche-Bourgogne posé sur une croix fleuronnée. G.H. 83-1; W. 577; Levinson II-111; V.H. 107. 3,55 g Extrêmement rare. Très Beau. Provient de la collection Symoens et de notre vente 117, 15 juin 2013, 873.'' (duchy of Brabant, Philip the Fair, 1482-1506, silver double patard of 1489, Antwerp mint. Struck in the name of Maximilian as king of Rome. Obverse: crowned arms of the empire in a quadrilobe; reverse: arms of Austria-Burgundy over a floriate cross. Extremely rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1403 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €450 (about US$597 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR petit louis d'argent (tiers d'écu), 1720X, Amiens. D/ B., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix formée de huit L couronnés, cantonnée de quatre lis. Dupl-1664; Gad-305. 8,15 g Belle patine. Rare dans cette qualité. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. Provient de notre liste 208, mars 2000, 451.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, small silver louis (one-third écu) of 1720, Amiens mint. Obverse: draped and armored bust right; reverse: cross formed of eight crowned "L's", cantonned with four lilies. Nice patina, rare in this quality, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 552 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €70 (about US$93 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Charles Quint (1506-1555), AR double patard, 1513, Anvers. D/ Ecu couronné d'Autriche-Bourgogne, dans un polylobe. R/ Croix fleuronnée, un lion en coeur. Différent: couronne. G.H., Suppl., 171-1a; W. 635 var. 3,02 g Nettoyé. Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Charles V, 1506-55, silver double patard of 1513, Antwerp mint. Obverse: crowned arms of Austria-Burgundy in a polylobe; reverse: floriate cross, lion at the center; privy mark: crown. Cleaned, very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1406 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,253 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux 2 L, 1721BB, Strasbourg. Flan neuf. D/ B. nu, lauré à d. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne, entre trois lis. Dupl-1635; Gad-337. 9,76 g Rare Légères traces d'ajustage et petite brisure du coin au revers. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 68, 15 décembre 2001, 1380.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the two "L's" of 1721, Strasbourg mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate nude bust right; reverse: two back-to-back "L's" under a crown between three lilies. Rare, light adjustment marks and die clash on the reverse. about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 561 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,800 (about US$2,386 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Philippe II (1555-1598), AV réal d'or, s.d. (1560-1577), Anvers. Sans le titre de roi d'Angleterre. Légende du droit débutant à 7h. D/ B. cuirassé et couronné à d. R/ Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. G.H. 206-1d; Delm. 112; W. 699; V.H. 261. 5,33 g Beau portrait. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 67, 15 septembre 2001, 1166.'' (duchy of Brabant, Philip II, 1555-98, undated gold real, Antwerp mint, without the title of king of England. Obverse legend starts at 7 o'clock. Obverse: crowned and armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Nice portrait, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1407 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,446 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux 2 L, 1722BB, Strasbourg. Flan neuf. D/ B. nu, lauré à d. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne, entre trois lis. Dupl-1635; Gad-337. 9,72g Rare Fines traces d'ajustage. Superbe. Provient de notre vente 69, 16 mars 2002, 2054.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the two "L's" of 1722, Strasbourg mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate nude bust right; reverse: two back-to-back "L's" under a crown between three lilies. Rare, fine adjustment marks, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 577 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €200 (about US$265 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Les Etats en révolte (1577-1581), AR demi-écu des Etats, 1577, Bruxelles. Avec B dans la date. D/ Le roi à mi-corps de f., couronné et cuirassé, ten. un sceptre fleurdelisé et devant lui l'écu d'Autriche-Bourgogne. R/ Croix formée des lettres P/H/S couronnées, accostée de 16-S et cantonnée de quatre fleurons. G.H. 246-3b; Delm. 120; W. 765; V.H. 376. 14,72 g Fines griffes. presque Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, state's revolt of 1577-81, silver half écu of the Estates, 1577, Brussels mint, with B by the date. Obverse: crowned and armored half-length bust of the king facing, holding a scepter and a shield with the arms of Austria-Burgundy; reverse: cross formed of crowned monogram "PHS", dividing the value and cantonned with four flowers. Fne scratches, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1412 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,300 (about US$3,048 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu de France, 1721V, Troyes. Réformation. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1666; Gad-311. 12,16 g Extrêmement rare. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of France of 1721, Troyes mint, reformed. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Extremely rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 578 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,350 (about US$3,115 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Les Etats en révolte (1577-1581), AV couronne d'or, 1580, Anvers. Frappée sous l'autorité des Etats de Brabant. D/ Croix fleurdelisée, cantonnée de deux lions et de deux briquets. R/ Ecu couronné, accosté de P-P. G.H. 209-1b; Delm. 125; W. 787; V.H. 387. 3,40 g Rare Fine craquelure du flan au revers. Avec cantonnement inversé au droit. Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, state's revolt of 1577-81, silver half écu of the Estates, 1580, Antwerp mint, struck under the authority of the Estates of Brabant; Obverse: floriate cross, cantonned with tow lions and two briquets; reverse: crowned arms divide "P-P" Rare, die breaks on the reverse, with reversed lions and flowers on the obverse. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1415 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €340 (about US$451 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR tiers d'écu de France, 1721W, Lille. Flan neuf. D/ B. l. et dr. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1667; Gad-306. 8,16 g. Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver third écu of France of 1721, Lille mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 584 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €700 (about US$928 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Albert et Isabelle (1598-1621), AR triple réal, 1605, Anvers. D/ B. accolés des archiducs à g. R/ Ecu parti d'Autriche-Bourgogne, couronné, sur une croix de Bourgogne, orné du bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 292-1; Delm. 245; W. 906; V.H. 594. 9,13 g. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 54, 15 septembre 2001, 1627.'' (duchy of Brabant, Albert and Isabelle, 1598-1621, silver triple real of 1605, Antwerp mint. Obverse: conjoint busts of the archdukes to left; reverse: crowned arms of Austria-Burgundy over a Burgundian cross, adorned with the jewels of the Golden Fleece. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1416 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €190 (about US$252 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR sixième d'écu de France, 1721K, Bordeaux. Réformation. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1668; Gad-297. 4,07 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver sixth écu of France of 1721, Bordeaux mint, reformed. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-297: TTB €200 (C).
  
This specimen was lot 592 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €230 (about US$305 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Albert et Isabelle (1598-1621), AR quart de patagon, 1617, Bois-le-Duc. D/ Croix de Bourgogne, sous une couronne, entre les monogrammes couronnés des archiducs, ornée du bijou de la Toison d'or. R/ Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. G.H., Suppl., 313-4b; Delm. 270; W. 984; V.H. 621. 6,80 g. presque Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Albert and Isabelle, 1598-1621, silver quarter patagon of 1617, Bois-le-Duc mint; reverse: crowned Burgundian cross divides the monograms of the archdukes, adorned with the jewels of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1417 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,458 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1723L, Bayonne. Aux palmes courtes. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638A; Gad-338. 6,48 g Rare Légèrement paillé. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1723, Bayonne mint, with short palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Rare, lightly polished, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 606 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR ducaton, 1668, Bruxelles. Premier type. D/ B. enfantin à d. R/ Ecu couronné, tenu par deux lions, orné du bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 348-2a; Delm. 326; W. 1073; V.H. 692. 32,07 g. Beau à Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver ducaton of 1668, Brussels mint, first type. Obverse: infant bust to right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, ardorned by the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1418 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1724H, La Rochelle. Aux palmes longues. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638; Gad-339. 6,48 g Rare Légères traces d'ajustage. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 54, 15 juin 1998, 814.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1724, La Rochelle mint, with long palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Rare, light adjustment marks, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 607 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR demi-ducaton, 1673, Anvers. Premier type. D/ B. enfantin à d. R/ Deux lions ten. une grande couronne au-dessus de l'écu du roi, orné du bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 349-1a; Delm. 328; W. 1055; V.H. 693. 15,09 g Rare Pièce d'épave, avec traces typiques de corrosion marine. Beau à Très Beau.'' (duchy of Brabant, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver half ducaton of 1673, Antwerp mint, first type. Obverse: infant bust to right; reverse: two lions bear a large crown over the royal arms, adorned by the jewels of the Golden Fleece. Rare, salvaged, some corrosion. Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1419 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1724M, Toulouse. Aux palmes longues. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638; Gad-339. 6,51 g Fines traces d'ajustage. presque Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1724, Toulouse mint, with long palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Fine adjustment marks, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 612 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,000 (about US$1,325 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, Charles II (1665-1700), AR patagon, 1689, Bruxelles. Nouveau type. Tranche lisse. D/ Croix de Bourgogne sous une couronne, accostée du monogramme royal, ornée du bijou de la Toison d'or. R/ Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. G.H. 350-2c; Delm. 350; W. 1083; V.H. 714. 28,21 g Rare. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 124, 14 mars 2015, 584.'' (duchy of Brabant, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver patagon of 1689, Brussels mint, new type, plain edge. Obverse: Burgundian cross below a crown with the royal monogram and the jewels of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1420 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1590 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu aux huit L, 17249, Rennes. D/ B. jeune, l., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1670; Gad-320. 23,42 g Rare Fines traces d'ajustage. Belle patine. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 124, 14 mars 2015, 940.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the eight "L's" of 1724, Rennes mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Rare, fine adjustment marks, nice patina, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 631 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €19,000 (about US$25,180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BRABANT, Duché, François II (1792-1797), AV double souverain, 1793, Bruxelles. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Ecu ovale couronné sur une croix de Bourgogne, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. W. 1167; Delm. 222; V.H. 889. 11,02 g De la plus haute rareté Petits coups dans le champ. Superbe. Provient de Frühwald, Vienne, vente 104, 5 décembre 2013, 1734. La dernière monnaie d'or frappée dans les Pays-Bas autrchiens. 1763 exemplaires furent mis en circulation à partir du 31 mai 1793.'' (duchy of Brabant, Francis II (1792-97), gold double souverain of 1793, Brussels mint. Obverse: laureate head to right' reverse: crowned oval arms over a Burgundian cross, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Very rare, edge nicks, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1422 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €650 (about US$862 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu aux huit L, 1725X, Amiens. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1672; Gad-304. 5,90 g Rare. Très Beau/Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Amiens mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Rare, Very Fine/Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-304: TTB €900 (C).
  
This specimen was lot 632 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ARTOIS, Comté, Philippe II (1555-1598), AR écu Philippe, 1592, Arras. D/ B. cuir. à d. R/ Ecu couronné sur une croix de Bourgogne, entre deux briquets, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 210-9; Dewismes 231; Delm. 38; V.H. 363. 29,14 g Rare Rogné. Fêlure du flan. presque Très Beau.'' (county of Artois, Philip II, 1555-98, silver écu Philippe of 1592, Arras mint. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms over a Burgundian cross between two jewels of the Golden Fleece. Rare, clipped, flan defect, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1423 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR huitième d'écu aux huit L, 1725A, Paris. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1673; Gad-294. 2,91 g Très rare Griffes au droit. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver eighth écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Very rare, scratches on obverse, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* Gad-294: TB €350 (R).
  
This specimen was lot 634 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €95 (about US$129 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ARTOIS, Comté, Philippe II (1555-1598), AR demi-écu Philippe, 1588, Arras. D/ B. cuir. à d. Avec date 8-8 séparée par le rat. R/ Ecu couronné avec écusson de Portugal en surtout, sur une croix de Bourgogne, entre deux briquets, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 211-9d; Dewismes 210; Delm. 69; V.H. 365. 15,87 g Très rare Griffes au revers. Beau.'' (county of Artois, Philip II, 1555-98, silver half écu Philippe of 1588, Arras mint. Obverse: armored bust right, date divided by a rat; reverse: crowned arms with the escutcheon of Portugal, over a Burgundian cross between two jewels of the Golden Fleece. Very rare, scratches on the reverse, Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1425 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €420 (about US$557 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1726H, La Rochelle. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,15 g Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1726, La Rochelle mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Traces of adjustment marks, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 635 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ARTOIS, Comté, Philippe IV (1621-1640), AR patagon, 1627, Arras. D/ Croix de Bourgogne sous une couronne, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. R/ Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. G.H. 329-7; Dewismes 249; Delm. 298. 27,70 g Petites craquelures du flan. Le différent peu visible. Très Beau.'' (county of Artois, Philip IV, 1621-40, silver patagon of 1627, Arras mint. Obverse: Burgundian cross below a crown with the jewels of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Very fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1426 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1727P, Dijon. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,07 g Légères traces de monture. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1727, Dijon mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Mount mark trace, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 640 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''HAINAUT, Comté, Philippe II (1555-1598), AR demi-écu Philippe, 1581, Mons. D/ B. cuir. à g. R/ Ecu couronné sur une croix de Bourgogne, entre deux briquets, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 211-10; Chalon 182; Delm. 70; V.H. 301. 15,32 g Rare Eraflure au revers. Beau à Très Beau.'' (county of Hainaut, Philip II, 1555-98, silver half écu Philippe of 1581, Mons mint. Obverse: armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms over a Burgundian cross between the jewels of the Golden Fleece. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1427 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731B, Rouen. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,09 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1731, Rouen mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 652 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''NAMUR, Comté, Philippe II (1555-1598), AR demi-écu Philippe, 1592. D/ B. cuir. à g. R/ Ecu couronné sur une croix de Bourgogne, entre deux briquets, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. G.H. 211-13b; Chalon, Namur, 244; Delm. 74; V.H. 364. 16,70 g Très rare Frappe faible. Beau à Très Beau.'' (county of Namur, Philip II, 1555-98, half écu Philippe of 1592. Obverse: armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms over a Burgundian cross between two briquets bearing the jewels of the Golden Fleece. Very rare, weak strike, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1428 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731&, Aix. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,14 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1731, Aix mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 658 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €155 (about US$206 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCHE-COMTE, Philippe IV (1621-1665), AR patagon, 1626, Dole. Différent: rosace. D/ Croix de Bourgogne sous une couronne, portant le bijou de la Toison d'or. R/ Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. G.H. 329-8b; Delm. 299; V.H. 645. 26,76 g. Beau à Très Beau.'' (county of Burgundy, Philip IV, 1621-65, silver patagon of 1626, Dole mint. Obverse: Burgundian cross below a crown, with the jewels of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1429 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1732H, La Rochelle. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,16 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1732, La Rochelle mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 678 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''STAVELOT, Abbaye, Christophe de Manderscheid (1546-1576), AR demi-rixdaler, 1570, Poulseur. Au titre de Maximilien II. D/ Ecu de l'abbé sous un heaume. R/ B. cour. et cuir. de l'empereur à d., ten. un sceptre et le gl. cr. Chestret, RBN (1892), 192, 10 var.; Delm. 512. 14,17 g Rare. Très Beau/Beau à Très Beau.'' (abbey of Stavelot, Christophe de Manderscheid, 1546-76, silver half rixdaler of 1570, Poulseur mint, struck in the name of Maximilian II. Obverse: arms of the abbot below a helmet; reverse: crowned and armored bust of the emperor holding a scepter and an orb. Rare, Very Fine/Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1431 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €480 (about US$636 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1734T, Nantes. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,15 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1734, Nantes mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 689 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,446 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Lodewijk van Male (1346-1384), AV gouden lam (mouton d'or), 1356-1364, Gent en Mechelen. Vz/ Het lam Gods voor een kruisvaan met vlaggetje. Eronder, LVD'-CO:F. Kz/ Gebladerd kruis in een vierpas met in het hart een roosje. In de hoeken, vier adelaars. Acht klaverbladen buiten de inspringende hoeken. Het omschrift begint met +•XP'C. Gaill. 210; Delm. 457; Elsen 26; Martiny, Gent, 35-2. 4,66 g Krasje op kz. Zeer Fraai à Prachtig. Uit onze veiling 96, 14 juni 2008, 769.'' (county of Flanders, Louis de Male, 1346-84, undated gold mouton d'or, Ghent or Mechelen mint. Obverse: Lamb of God; reverse: cross in quadrilobe with a rose at the center, four eagles in the quarters. Edge crack, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1432 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV demi-louis d'or aux lunettes, 1726N, Montpellier. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1641; Gad-329. 4,03 g Coup sur la tranche. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold half louis of the spectacles of 1726, Montpellier mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Edge nick, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 704 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €13,500 (about US$17,891 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Keizer Karel (1506-1555), AR zilveren Karolusgulden, z.j. (1544-1548), Brugge. 1e type. Vz/ Gekroond bb. r. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild op een gebloemd kruis. G.H. 187-5; Delm. 4; V.H. 224. 22,74 g Zeldzaam Mooie patina. Zeer Fraai à Prachtig. Uit onze veiling 59, 21 september 1999, 1945 en uit verzameling Symkens, veiling Spink 18, Londres, 18 november 1981, 204. De zilveren Karolusgulden had dezelfde waarde als de Karolusgoudgulden die sinds 1521 werd geslagen. Deze buitengewone portretmunt was het eerste zware zilverstuk dat in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden werd aangemunt.'' (county of Flanders, emperor Charles V, 1506-55, undated silver Carolus gulden of 1544-48, Bruges mint, first type. Obverse: crowned bust right; reverse: crowned arms over a floriate cross. Scarce, nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1433 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €550 (about US$729 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV demi-louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731BB, Strasbourg. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1641; Gad-329. 4,07 g Très rare. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 65, 18 mars 2001, 1683.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold half louis of the spectacles of 1731, Strasbourg mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 711 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €5,500 (about US$7,289 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Albrecht en Isabella (1598-1621), AV dubbele souverein, 1613, Brugge. Vz/ De aartshertogen met zwaard en scepter op een troon gezeten. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild omringd door de keten van het Gulden Vlies. G.H. 304-6b; Haeck 776; Delm. 554; V.H. 612. 10,96 g Zeer zeldzaam Zeer lichte montagesporen aan de rand. Goed geslagen exemplaar, op een brede muntplaat. bijna Prachtig.'' (county of Flanders, Albert and Isabella, 1598-1621, gold double soverain of 1613, Bruges mint. Obverse: the archduke and archduchess enthroned with sword and scepter; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Very rare, light mount mark, well struck on a large flan, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1434 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726D, Lyon. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1675; Gad-321. 29,41 g. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 68, 15 décembre 2001, 1418.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the olive branches of 1726, Lyon mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 717 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €44,000 (about US$58,312 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Karel II (1665-1700), AV 8 souverein (gouden dukaton), 1694, Brugge. Slechts 639 st. geslagen. Vz/ Bb. van de koning r. met mantel en halsketting van het Gulden Vlies. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild gesteund door twee leeuwen. Onderaan het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. G.H. 346-4; Delm. 567; V.H. 703. 44,22 g Van de grootste zeldzaamheid Lichte montagesporen. Zeer Fraai. De eerste gouden dukatons van Karel II werden in 1666 te Antwerpen en Brussel aangemunt, ter gelegenheid van de inhuldiging van de jonge koning. Later, in 1687, sloeg men in Brussel de eerste exemplaren met de muntpers. Deze werd te Brugge in gebruik genomen rond 1693 en diende voor het slaan van de prachtige gouden dukatons en halve dukatons van Vlaanderen.'' (county of Flanders, Charles II, 1665-1700, eight souverain or gold ducaton of 1694, Bruges mint. Obverse: mantled bust right, decorated with the Order of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Extremely rare, small mount mark, Very Fine. The first golden ducatons were struck for Charles II in 1666 in Antwerp and Brussels on his coronation. later, in 1687, more were made in Brussels using the new coin press. This was installed in Bruges about 1693 and used to strike these beautiful gold ducatons and half ducatons for Flanders.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1437 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1727&, Aix. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1676; Gad-313. 14,61 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of the olive branches of 1727, Aix mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* deposits in the prtected areas from an old cleaning.
  
This specimen was lot 718 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €220 (about US$292 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Karel II (1665-1700), AR halve dukaton, 1672, Brugge. Eerste type. Vz/ Bb. r. als kind. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild gesteund door twee leeuwen. Onderaan het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. G.H. 349-4a (jaartal ontbreekt); Delm. 330; V.H. 693. 16,19 g Zeer zeldzaam Dubbelslag. Zeer Fraai.'' (county of Flanders, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver half ducaton of 1672, Bruges mint, first type. Obverse: child bust right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two lions with the jewels of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1438 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726W, Lille. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1677; Gad-298. 5,86 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the olive branches of 1726, Lille mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* lightly toned, seems problem free.
  
This specimen was lot 719 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €160 (about US$212 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''VLAANDEREN, Graafschap, Karel II (1665-1700), AR halve patagon, 1667, Brugge. Vz/ Gekroond stokkenkruis met een vuurijzer tussen het jaartal en het juweel van het Gulden Vlies. Kz/ Gekroond wapenschild omringd door de keten van het Gulden Vlies. G.H. 351-4a; Delm. 348; V.H. 699. 13,99 g Zeldzaam Oneven rand. Mooie patina. Zeer Fraai.'' (county of Flanders, Charles II, 1665-1700, silver half patagon of 1667, Bruges mint. Obverse: crowned Burgundian cross with the jewels of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned arms with the Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, uneven edge, nice patina, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1440 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR vingtième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1727&, Aix-en-Provence. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1679; Gad-283. 1,43 g Rare Fines griffes et traces d'ajustage. Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 76, 13 septembre 2003, 1571.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver 1/20 écu of the olive branches of 1727, Aix mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, fine scratches and adjustment marks, nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 739 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,651 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 5 francs, 1838. Pos. A. Bogaert 153A. Très rare. presque Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver five francs of 1838, position A. Very rare, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1442 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV double louis d'or au bandeau, 1755L, Bayonne. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1642; Gad-346; Fr-463. 16,17 g Rare Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold double louis of the ribbon of 1755, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. Rare, adjustment marks, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 740 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €17,000 (about US$22,530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 5 francs, 1838. Pos. B. Dupriez 152. Extrêmement rare Frappe d'épreuve sur flan épais. Fines griffes et traces d'ajustage. Flan poli. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver five francs of 1838, position B. Extremely rare, proof, fine scratches and adjustment marks, Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1446 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €3,800 (about US$5,036 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1746A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. Différent: renard (Matthieu Renard de Petiton). R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Différent: rosette (Georges Roettiers). Dupl-1643; Ci. 2088; Gad-341; Dr. 543; Fr-464. 8,16 g Bel exemplaire avec brillant de frappe. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. Provient de Vinchon, Paris, 29 octobre 2002, 345.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1746, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. handsome example with mint luster, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 755 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €3,800 (about US$5,036 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1 franc, 1840. Dupriez 170. Rare Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle. Flan poli. Belle patine colorée. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver one franc of 1840. Rare in this exceptional quality, proof, toned, Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1448 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1748A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1643; Gad-341. 8,14 g Petites taches. Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1748, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. A few marks, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 762 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €90 (about US$119 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1/4 de franc, 1834. Avec signature. Dupriez 101. Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver quarter franc of 1834, with signature. Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1449 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1748X, Amiens. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1643; Gad-341. 8,14 g Rare Frappe faible. Coin de droit rouillé. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1748, Amiens mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. Rare, weak strike, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 770 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,518 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AV 25 francs, 1850. Grande tête. Sans trait entre 900 et M. Dupriez 454; Fr-4. Très rare Nettoyé. Fines griffes et brisures du coin au droit. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, gold twenty-five francs of 1850, large head, without dash between 900 and M. Very rare, cleaned, fine scratches and die clash on the obverse. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1453 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu au bandeau, 1741T, Nantes. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1680; Gad-322. 28,93 g Rare. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the ribbon of 1741, Nantes mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 774 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €300 (about US$398 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 5 francs, 1851 (sur 1850). Avec point au-dessus de la date. Bogaert 513C. Fines griffes. Patine colorée au revers. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver five francs of 1851/50, with dot after date. Colored toning on the reverse, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1454 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu au bandeau, 1755I, Limoges. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1680; Gad-322. 29,36 g Très rare Belle patine. presque Superbe. Provient de notre liste 192, juillet-août 1997, 816.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the ribbon of 1755, Limoges mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very rare, nice patina, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 781 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,259 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 2 1/2 francs, 1850. Grande tête. Dupriez 463. Rare Fine brisure du coin au droit. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver 2½ francs of 1850, large head. Rare, die clash on obverse, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1456 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu au bandeau, 1769L (sur 1766), Bayonne. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1682; Gad-299. 5,83 g Belle patine. Rare dans cette qualité. Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the ribbon of 1769/6, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, rare in this quality, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* choice.
  
This specimen was lot 782 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €7,300 (about US$9,675 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1 franc, 1849. Tête nue. Dupriez 427. Extrêmement rare Petites taches. Petit coup sur la tranche. Flan poli. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver one franc of 1849, bare head. Extremey rare, small rim nick, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1459 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €350 (about US$464 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR vingtième d'écu au bandeau, 1761A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1684; Gad-284. 1,48 g Très rare. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twentieth écu of the ribbon of 1761, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>  
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* appears to have mint luster.
  
This specimen was lot 784 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,193 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1 franc, 1850. L WIENER sans point. Bogaert 465B. Très rare Petites taches. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver one franc of 1850, engraver's name without dot. Very rare, minor nicks, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1462 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu à la vieille tête, 1773W, Lille. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1685; Ci. 2129; Gad-323; Dr. 821. 29,30 g Belle patine. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the old head of 1773, Lille mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* no adjustment marks!
  
This specimen was lot 798 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €5,000 (about US$6,626 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 5 centimes, 1835. Dupriez 132. Extrêmement rare Taches au droit. Flan poli. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper five centimes of 1835. Extremely rare, nicks on the obverse, proof, Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1464 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €120 (about US$159 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu à la vieille tête, 1772L, Bayonne. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1687; Gad-300. 5,79 g Rare. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the old head of 1772, Bayonne mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>  
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* surfaces appear oxidized.
  
This specimen was lot 799 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), 5 centimes, 1838. BRAEMT F. avec point. Dupriez 162. Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper five centimes of 1838, engraver's name with dot. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1465 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), Cu liard à la vieille tête, 1770BB, Strasbourg. D/ T. l. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1701; Gad-272. 3,09 g. Fleur de Coin, Provient de notre vente 94, 15 décembre 2007, 1440.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, copper liard of the old head of 1770, Strasbourg mint. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 802 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 5 centimes, 1853. Dupriez 559. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper five centimes of 1853. Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1471 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €575 (about US$762 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AV double louis d'or à la tête nue, 1787AA, Metz. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux longs. R/ Ecus accolés de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1706; Gad-363. 15,20 g Deuxième semestre. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, gold double louis of the bare head of 1787, Metz mint. Obverse: bare head left with long hair; reverse: accolated arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Second semester, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 806 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €190 (about US$252 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 5 centimes, 1859. Avec croix sur la couronne. Dupriez 690. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper five centimes of 1859, with cross on the crown. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1473 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AV louis d'or à la tête nue, 1785D, Lyon. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux longs. R/ Ecus accolés de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1707; Gad-361. 7,63 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, gold louis of the bare head of 1785, Lyon mint. Obverse: bare head left with long hair; reverse: accolated arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 807 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €10,000 (about US$13,253 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 5 centimes, 1860. Dupriez 817. Extrêmement rare. presque Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper five centimes of 1860. Extremely rare, about Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1493 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), Cu demi-sol, 1786L, Bayonne. D/ T. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1715; Gad-349. 5,67 g Fines griffes au droit. presque Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, copper half sol of 1786, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Fine scratches on the obverse, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>  
 
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* a light scratch in front of the king's mouth, may have been retoned.
This specimen was lot 810 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €280 (about US$371 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"'' BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1834. BRAEMT F sans point. Bogaert 107B. Rare. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1834, engraver's name without dot. Rare, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 812 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €370 (about US$490 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1835. BRAEMT F. avec point. Listel large. Dupriez 133. Rare Petit manque de métal dans le O de ROI. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1835, engraver's name with dot, large flan. Rare, planchet flaw on reverse. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 815 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1835. BRAEMT F sans point. Surfrappé. T incomplet. La date entre deux étoiles. Bogaert 134C var. Très rare Coin de droit brisé. Fines griffes. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1835, engraver's name withut dot, overstruck, the date between two stars. Very rare, obverse die clashed, fine scratches, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 817 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €4,400 (about US$5,831 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1838. BRAEMT F sans point. T incomplet. Bogaert 164 (épreuve). Extrêmement rare Flan poli. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1838, engraver's name without dot. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
 
  
This specimen was lot 820 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1847. Dupriez 351. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1847. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1494 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €100 (about US$133 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), Cu liard, 1790T, Nantes. D/ T. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1716; Gad-348. 2,86 g Légère faiblesse de frappe. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, copper liard of 1790, Nantes mint. Obverse: head left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Slightly weakly struck, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 824 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1851. BRAEMT F. avec point. Dupriez 518. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1851, engraver's signature with dot. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1495 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,060 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"'' FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AR écu dit "de Calonne", 1786A, Paris. Essai de Droz. Refrappe avec tranche lisse. D/ B. nu et lauré du roi à g. R/ Monogramme couronné, formé de deux L entrelacés, l'un en forme de palme et l'autre de branche d'olivier, entourant trois lis. Ci. 2202 var.; V.G. 90 var. 25,44 g Très rare. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 130, 10 septembre 2016, 1059.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, silver écu "Calonne" of 1786, Paris mint, essai by Droz, restrike with plain edge. Obverse: laureate bust of the king to left; reverse: crowned monogram witha palm frond and an olive branch and three lilies. Very rare, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 826 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €340 (about US$451 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1855. Dupriez 565. Très rare. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1855. Very rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1497 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,700 (about US$3,578 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AV louis d'or constitutionnel, 1792A, an 4, Paris. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux noués par un ruban. R/ Génie inscrivant le mot CONSTI/TUTION sur une table de la loi posée sur un autel. A g., un faisceau. A d., un coq. Dupl-1717; Gad-61. 7,55 g Très rare Deuxième semestre. Traces de monture. presque Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Constitutional period, gold louis of 1792, year 4, Paris mint. Obverse: bare head to left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: the Genius of France inscribes the Constitution, fasces to right, cock to left. Very rare, second semester, trace of mounting, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 828 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,458 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1832. Bogaert 24B1. Rare Petites taches. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1832. Rare, small nicks, Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1505 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AR 15 sols, 1791AA, an 3, Metz. Type FRANCAIS. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux noués par un ruban. R/ Génie inscrivant la constitution sur une table. Dupl-1721 var.; Gad-35. 5,01 g Rare Deuxième semestre. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Constitutional period, silver fifteen sols of 1791, year 3, Metz mint, FRANCAIS in legend. Obverse: bare head to left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: the Genius of France inscribes the Constitution. Rare, second semester, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 829 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €100 (about US$133 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1835 sur 1832. Surfrappé sur 1/2 cent néerlandais. Bogaert 136C. Rare Coups. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1835/32, struck over a Dutch half cent. Rare, nicks, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1508 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AE 6 deniers, 1792BB, an 4, Strasbourg. Type FRANCAIS. D/ B. dr. à g. R/ Faisceau dans une couronne de chêne. Dupl-1724; Gad-7. 5,31 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (France, Constitutional period, copper six deniers of 1792, year 4, Strasbourg mint, with FRANCAIS in legend. Obverse: draped bust left; reverse: fasces in an oak wreath. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 833 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €460 (about US$610 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1849. Dupriez 451. Fleur de Coin.'' (Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1515 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,988 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ALLEMAGNE, OSNABRÜCK, Evêché, Charles de Lorraine (1698-1715), AR 1/4 Taler, 1715, Munster. Commémorant sa mort. D/ Ecu ovale couronné, sur la croix de Malte, posé sur une crosse et une épée, tenu par deux aigles. Le tout sur un manteau d'hermine. R/ Inscription en dix lignes. von Schrötter, Trier, 927; Schön 662, B20. 7,33 g. Très Beau.'' (Germany, bishopric of Osnabruck, Charles of Lorraine, 1698-1715, silver quarter thaler of 1715, Munster mint, commemorating his death. Obverse: crowned and mantled oval arms over a Maltese cross, a crozier and a sword, supported by two eagles; reverse: ten line inscription. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 837 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1857. Sans trait sous CENT. Dupriez 598. Rare Taches au droit. Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1857, without dash under CENT. Rare, rim nicks, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1518 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €80 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ALLEMAGNE, SILESIE-LIEGNITZ-BRIEG, Johann Christian (1621-1639), AR Groschen, 1622HR, Ohlau. D/ Aigle éployée, t. à g. R/ Deux écus accolés sous une couronne. F.& S. 1578; Kopicki 5166. 0,77 g. Superbe.'' (Germany, duchy of Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, John Christian, 1621-39, silver groschen of 1622, Ohalu mint. Obverse: eagle display, head to left; reverse: two accolated shields under a crown. Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 838 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €130 (about US$172 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1858. Avec trait sous CENT. Dupriez 613. Rare. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1858, with dash under CENT. Rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1531 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SAINT EMPIRE, SALZBOURG, Archevêché, Franz Anton von Harrach (1709-1727), AV demi-ducat, 1720. D/ Armoiries. R/ Saint Rupert assis de f., ten. une crosse et un saloir. Probszt 1981; Zöttl 2376. 1,72 g Défauts de flan sur la tranche. Très Beau.'' (Germany, archbishopric of Salzburg, Francis Anton of Harrach, 1709-27, gold half ducat of 1720. Obverse: arms; reverse: St. Rupert stands, holding a cross and a crozier. Edge defects, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 840 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €80 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1860. Avec trait sous CENT. Dupriez 823. Petites taches. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1860, with dash under CENT. Minor nicks, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1533 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €220 (about US$292 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BOLIVIE, Philippe IV (1621-1665), AR 8 reales, 1661E, Potosi. D/ Les colonnes d'Hercule. R/ Armes écartelées de Castille et Leon dans un quadrilobe. C.C.T. 442. 26,10 g. Beau à Très Beau.'' (Bolivia, Pilip IV, 1621-65, silver eight reales of 1661, Potosi mint. Obverse: pillars of Hercules; reverse: quartered arms of Castile and Leon in a quadrilobe. Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 842 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,590 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cupro-nickel 20 centimes, 1860. LEOPOLD I. avec point. Dupriez 752 var.; Bogaert 752B1. Très rare Petites taches. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper-nickel twenty centimes of 1860, LEOPOLD I with dot. Very rare, minor nicks, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1535 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €280 (about US$371 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''CANADA, Elisabeth II (1952-), AV 100 dollars, 1994. Effort de guerre pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Fr-32. Flan poli.'' (dominion of Canada, Elizabeth II, 1952-, gold hundred dollars of 1994, honoring the war effort during World War Two. Proof.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 882 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold II (1865-1909), AR 5 francs, 1867. F. avec point. Bogaert 1074B. Nettoyé. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II, 1865-1909, silver five francs of 1867, F with dot. Cleaned, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1538 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''DANEMARK, Christian IV (1588-1648), AR 1 Mark, 1607, Copenhague. D/ B. cour. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu posé sur deux palmes, sous la valeur. Hede 93. 6,05 g Griffes. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Denmark, Christian IV, 1588-1648, silver mark of 1607, Copenhagen mint. Obverse: crowned and armored bust right; reverse: shield posed with two palms, value below. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 884 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,855 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold II (1865-1909), AR 5 francs, 1868. Pos. A. Grande tête et signature le long du cou. Dupriez 1092. Rare. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II, 1865-1909, silver five francs of 1868, postion A, large head and signature at the truncation. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1652 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €450 (about US$596 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Napoléon Ier (1804-1814), AR 2 francs, an 14L, Bayonne. Seulement 1210 p. frappées. Gad-495. Extrêmement rare. Beau.'' (empire of France, Napoleon I, 1804-14, two francs of the year 14, Bayonne mint, only 1,210 pieces struck. Extremely rare, Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 888 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold II (1865-1909), AR 50 centimes, 1867. Dupriez 1087. Rare Belle patine. Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II, 1865-1909, silver fifty centimes of 1867. Rare, nice toning, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1695 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, VERDUN, Evêché, Charles de Lorraine (1610-1622), AR teston, s.d. D/ B. à d. R/ Ecu couronné sous une mitre et une crosse. Flon 801, 12; coll. Robert 1149 var. 7,61 g Très rare Fines griffes. Beau à Très Beau.'' (France, bishopric of Verdun, Charles of Lorraine, 1610-22, undated silver teston, obverse: bust right; reverse: crowned arms under a miter and a cross. Very rare, fine scratches, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 889 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold II (1865-1909), Cu 2 centimes, 1869. Dupriez 1109. Rare. Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II, 1865-1909, copper two centimes of 1869. Rare, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1725 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €90 (about US$119 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ITALIE, SICILE, Charles III de Bourbon (1734-1759), AR 3 tari, 1735F-N, Palerme. D/ B. l. et dr. à d. HIS INF en fin de légende. R/ Croix ornée. Spahr 32; M. 165; G. 44b. 6,40 g. presque Très Beau (Italy, kingdom of Sicily, Charles III of Bourbon, 1734-59, silver three tari of 1735, Palermo mint. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: ornate cross. about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 892 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold II (1865-1909), AR 2 francs, 1880. Cinquantenaire de l'indépendance. Dupriez 1219. Petites taches. Superbe.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II, 1865-1909, silver two francs of 1880, on the fiftieth anniversary of independence. Minor nicks, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1729 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ITALIE, VENISE, Alvise Mocenigo Ier (1570-1577), AR 40 soldi (2 lire), s.d. (1572-1573). 2e type. Sigle MS (Marin Sanudo). D/ Saint Marc assis de f. sur un lion, remettant une bannière au Doge agenouillé devant lui. R/ Sainte Justine deb. de f., ten. une palme et les Evangiles, la poitrine transpercée par un glaive. Pap. 318, 24; Paolucci 68, 7. 7,51 g Rogné. Très Beau.'' (Italy, republic of Venice, Alvise Mocenigo I, 1570-77, undated silver forty soldi or two lire, second type, signed MS. Obverse: St. Mark facing, hands a banner to the doge who kneels before him; reverse: St. Justice facing, holding a palm and the Gospels, her breast pierced by a ray. Clipped, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 903 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Albert Ier (1909-1934), Cupro-nickel 10 centimes, 1930FR. Etoile sur une pointe. Deux traits sous Ces. Dupriez 2411. Rare Petites taches. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Albert I, 1909-34, copper-nickel ten centimes of 1930, French legends, star, two dashes under "Ces". Rare, minor nicks, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1746 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''NEDERLAND, UTRECHT, Provincie, AR 10 stuiver (Nederlandse halve gulden), 1765. Vz/ Nederlandse maagd met speer en vrijheidshoed. Kz/ Gekroond Generaliteitswapen. Verk. 111, 5; Delm. 1203; CNM 2.43.125. 5,29 g Uiterst zeldzaam. Zeer Fraai.'' (Netherlands, province of Utrecht, silver ten stuiver or half gulden of 1765. Obverse: the Dutch maid stands with spear and shield; reverse: crowned arms of the Generality. Very rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
  
This specimen was lot 917 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,000 (about US$1,325 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Baudouin (1951-1993), AV 100 ecu, 1989. Marie-Thérèse. Fr. 428. Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Baldwin I, 1951-93, gold hundred ecu of 1989, Maria Theresia. Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
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This specimen was lot 1752 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''NEDERLAND, ZEELAND, provinciale leeuwendaalder, 1597. Vz/ Ridder rechtsom kijkend met voor zich het provinciewapen. Kz/ Zeeuwse leeuw l. Verk. 87, 5; Delm. 838. 26,93 g. Fraai à Zeer Fraai.'' (Netherlands, province of Zeeland, lion daalder of 1597. Obverse: standing knight supports the provincial arms; reverse: rampant lion left. Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
This specimen was lot 918 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Baudouin (1951-1993), AV 50 ecu, 1989. Charlemagne. Fr. 429. Flan poli.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Baldwin I, 1951-93, gold fifty ecu of 1989, Charlemagne. Proof.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 923 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Baudouin (1951-1993), AV 50 ecu, 1991. Charlemagne. Fr. 434. Ecrin et certificat. Flan poli.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Baldwin I, 1951-93, gold fifty ecu of 1991, Charlemagne. Includes box and certificate, Proof.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 924 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Baudouin (1951-1993), AV 50 ecu, 1993. Présidence belge de la Communauté Européenne. Fr. 435. Flan poli.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Baldwin I, 1951-93, gold fifty ecu of 1993, on the presidency of the European Union, Proof.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 935 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''BELGIQUE, Royaume, Albert II (1993-2013), AV 100 euro, 2007. 175e anniversaire de la frappe de monnaies en Belgique. Ecrin et certificat. Flan poli.'' (kingdom of Belgium, Albert II, 1993-2013, gold hundred euro of 2007, 175th anniversary of the Belgian mint. Includes box and certificate, Proof.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1061 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil, 1e émission (janvier 1515), point 12e, Lyon. 2e type. D/ Ecu de France couronné sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée portant un quadrilobe en coeur, cantonnée de deux F couronnés. Dupl-771; Ci. 1071; Laf. 636. 3,39 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst, first emission (January 1515), Lyon mint, second type. Obverse: crowned arms of France beneath a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross with a quadrilobe at the center, cantonned with two "F's". Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1062 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €8,500 (about US$11,265 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ITALIE, SAVOIE, sous occupation française, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil, s.d. (1538), Turin (T final au revers). 2e type. 3e émission. Différent MV (Marc Varemberg). D/ Ecu de France couronné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée portant un quadrilobe en coeur, cantonnée de deux F couronnés. CNI 21, -; Dupl-771A; Laf. 636. 3,41 g De la plus haute rareté. Très Beau.'' (Italy, duchy of Savoy, under French occupation, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst, Turin mint, second type, third emission, privy mark MV. Obverse: crowned arms of France beneath a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross with a quadrilobe at the center, cantonned with two "F's" and two lilies. Extremely rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1063 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €360 (about US$477 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil, 3e émission (juillet 1519), point 12e, Lyon. 5e type. D/ Ecu de France couronné sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée portant un quadrilobe en coeur, cantonnée de deux F et de deux lis. Dupl-775; Ci. 1073; Laf. 639. 3,40 g Fines griffes. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst, third emission (July 1519), Lyon mint, fifth type. Obverse: crowned arms of France beneath a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross with a quadrilobe at the center, cantonned with two "F's" and two lilies. Fine scratches, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1064 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €470 (about US$623 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil du Dauphiné, 1e et 3e émissions (jusqu'en 1528), point 1er, Crémieu. 1er type. D/ Champ écartelé de France-Dauphiné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée. Dupl-782; Ci. 1082; Laf. 645. 3,36 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst of Dauphiné, Crémieu mint, first type. Obverse: quartered arms of France and Dauphiné beneath a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1065 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil du Dauphiné, s.d. (1526-1528), point 2e, Romans. 1er type. D/ Champ écartelé de France-Dauphiné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée. Dupl-782; Ci. 1082; Laf. 645. 3,40 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst of Dauphiné, Romans mint, first type. Obverse: quartered arms of France and Dauphiné beneath a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1066 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €700 (about US$928 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AV écu d'or au soleil du Dauphiné, s.d. (1515-1517), Grenoble (rosette finale). 2e type. D/ Champ écartelé de France-Dauphiné, sous un soleil. Différent: A en fin de légende (Antoine Vagnon). R/ Croix fleurdelisée, cantonnée de deux F couronnés. Dupl-783; Ci. 1083; Laf. 646. 3,31 g. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 133, 10 septembre 2017, 1227.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated gold shield of the sunburst of Dauphiné, Grenoble mint, second type. Obverse: quartered arms of France and Dauphiné beneath a sunburst; privy mark: A at the end of the legend; reverse: floriate cross, cantonned with two crowned "F's". Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1070 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AR demi-teston, s.d., Tours. 5e type. D/ B. à d., coiffé d'une couronne fermée. R/ Ecu de France couronné dans un polylobe. Dupl-799; Ci. -; Laf. 656. 4,76 g Très rare. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, undated silver half teston, Tours mint, fifth type. Obverse: bust right, wearing a closed crown; reverse: crowned arms of France in a polylobe. Very rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1079 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AR douzain à la croisette, mars 1541, Paris. D/ Ecu de France couronné dans un polylobe. R/ Croix pleine dans un quadrilobe. Dupl-927; Ci. 1170; Laf. 785. 2,61 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, douzain of the little cross, March 1541, Paris mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France in a polylobe; reverse: plain cross in a quadrilobe. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1080 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François Ier (1515-1547), AR douzain à la croisette, mars 1541, Lyon. D/ Ecu de France couronné dans un polylobe. R/ Croix pleine dans un quadrilobe. Dupl-927; Ci. 1170; Laf. 785. 2,56 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Francis I, 1515-47, douzain of the little cross, March 1541, Lyon mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France in a polylobe; reverse: plain cross in a quadrilobe. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1084 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €7,500 (about US$9,940 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AV double Henri d'or, 1558H, La Rochelle. 1er type. D/ B. cuir. à d., tête nue. Avec légende REX HERCVS (sic) II. Différent: hure de sanglier dans la légende (Pierre le Grand). R/ Croix formée de quatre H couronnés, cantonnée de deux lis et deux croissants, la lettre d'atelier en coeur. Dupl-971B; Ci. 1236 var.; Laf. 809 var. 7,14 g Très rare Beau portrait et excellent pedigree. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de Bourgey, 29 janvier 1991, 253A et 1er décembre 1965, 40 et de la collection de Marchéville, vente Florange et Ciani, 21 mai 1928, 2614.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, gold double henry of 1558, La Rochelle mint, first type. Obverse: armored bust right, with bare head and misspelled legend; reverse: cross formed of four crowned "H's", cantonned with two lilies and two crescents, mintmark in the center. Very rare, nice portrait and excellent provenance. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1085 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,100 (about US$2,783 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AV Henri d'or, 1556B, Rouen. D/ B. l. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix formée de quatre H couronnés, cantonnée de deux croissants et deux lis. Dupl-972; Ci. 1244; Laf. 810. 3,56 g Très rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, gold henry of 1556, Rouen mint. Obverse: laureate and armored bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned "H's", cantonned with two lilies and two crescents. Very rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1086 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,259 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AR teston au buste couronné, 1552D, Lyon. 1er type. D/ B. cuir. et couronné à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux H couronnés. Dupl-981; Ci. 1264; Laf. 819. 9,34 g Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, silver teston of the crowned bust of 1552, Lyon mint, first type. Obverse: crowned and armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "H's:. Nice toning, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1090 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €200 (about US$265 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AR teston, 1554M, Toulouse. 2e type. D/ B. cuir. à d., t. nue. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux H couronnés. Dupl-983; Ci. 1271; Laf. 821. 9,31 g Fines griffes. Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, silver teston of 1554, Toulouse mint, second type. Obverse: armored bust right with bare head; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "H's". Fine scratches, nice toning, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1092 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €150 (about US$199 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AR demi-teston, 1555D, Lyon. 2e type. D/ B. cuir. à d., t. nue. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux H couronnés. Dupl-984; Ci. 1290; Laf. 822. 4,16 g Rare Légère faiblesse de frappe. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, silver half teston of 1555, Lyon mint, second type. Obverse: armored bust right with bare head; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "H's". Rare, slightly weak strike, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1096 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €700 (about US$928 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AR teston du moulin, 1555A, Paris. 4e type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-990; Ci. 1285; Laf. 828. 9,44 g Très rare. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 59, 21 septembre 1999, 2538.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, silver milled teston of 1555, Paris mint, fourth type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1097 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €550 (about US$729 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AR demi-teston du moulin, 1554A, Paris. 4e type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-991; Ci. 1296; Laf. 829. 4,68 g Très rare Nettoyé. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Henry II, 1547-59, milled half teston of 1554, Paris mint, fourth type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very rare, cleaned, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1100 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François II (1559-1560), AR teston, 1559M, Toulouse. 2e type. A l'effigie et au titre d'Henri II. D/ B. cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux H couronnés. Dupl-1031; Ci. 1268; Laf. 865. 9,32 g Fines griffes. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Francis II, 1559-60, silver teston of 1559, Toulouse mint, second type, with the bust and title of Henry II. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "H's". Fine scratches, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1101 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, François II (1559-1560), AR teston, 1559H, La Rochelle. 3e type. A l'effigie et au titre d'Henri II. D/ B. l. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux H couronnés. Dupl-1033; Ci. 1335; Laf. 867. 9,41 g Rare Petits défauts de flan. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 68, 15 décembre 2001, 1226'' (kingdom of France, Francis II, 1559-60, silver teston of 1559, la Rochelle mint, third type, with the bust and title of Henry II. Obverse: laureate and armored bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "H's". Minor flan defects, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1106 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AV écu d'or au soleil, 1564I, Limoges. D/ Ecu de France couronné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée, avec H en coeur. Dupl-1057; Ci. 1343; Laf. 890. 3,35 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, gold shield of the sunburst of 1564, Limoges mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France below a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross, "H" in center. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1107 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AV écu d'or au soleil, 1566H, La Rochelle. D/ Ecu de France couronné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée. Dupl-1057; Ci. 1343; Laf. 890. 3,39 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, gold shield of the sunburst of 1566, La Rochelle mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France below a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1108 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AV écu d'or au soleil, 1566M, Toulouse. D/ Ecu de France couronné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée. Dupl-1057; Ci. 1343; Laf. 890. 3,37 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, gold shield of the sunburst of 1564, Limoges mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France below a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross. Very fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1109 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €720 (about US$954 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AV écu d'or au soleil, 1567A, Paris. D/ Ecu de France couronné, sous un soleil. R/ Croix fleurdelisée. Dupl. 1057; Ci. 1343; Laf. 890. 3,34 g. Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, gold shield of the sunburst of 1567, Paris mint. Obverse: crowned arms of France below a sunburst; reverse: floriate cross. Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1110 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €95 (about US$126 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR teston, 1564M, Toulouse. 1er type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux C couronnés. Dupl. 1063; Ci. 1356; Laf. 895. 9,22 g Double frappe. presque Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, silver teston of 1564, Toulouse mint, first type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "C's". Double struck, about Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1112 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR teston, 1569M, Toulouse. 1er type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux C couronnés. Dupl. 1063; Ci. 1356; Laf. 895. 9,27 g Nettoyé. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, silver teston of 1569, Toulouse mint, first type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "C's". Cleaned, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1113 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €80 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR teston, 1563L, Bayonne. 3e type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à g. R/ Ecu couronné, entre deux K couronnés. Dupl. 1069; Ci. 1359; Laf. 899. 9,25 g Léger tréflage. Belle patine. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, silver teston of 1563, Bayonne mint, third type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms between two crowned "K's". Lightly doubled, nice patina, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1114 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €300 (about US$398 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"'' FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR demi-teston, 1563D, Lyon. 4e type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl. 1072; Ci. -; Laf. 902. 4,67 g Rare Belle patine. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, silver half teston of 1563, Lyon mint, fourth type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Rare, nice patina, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1367 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR quart d'écu aux trois couronnes, 1713&, Aix. D/ B. à d., cuirassé à l'antique. R/ Trois couronnes posées en triangle, séparées par trois lis. Dupl-1570; Gad-165. 7,54 g. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver quarter écu of the three crowns of 1713, Aix mint. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: three crowns posed in a triangle, separated by three lilies. Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-165: TB €180 (R3).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1368 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR dixième d'écu aux trois couronnes, 1713A, Paris. D/ B. à d., cuirassé à l'antique. R/ Trois couronnes posées en triangle, séparées par trois lis. Dupl-1571; Gad-125. 3,02 g Le droit légèrement nettoyé. Superbe. Provient de notre vente 83, 12 mars 2005, 2064.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver tenth écu of the three crowns of 1713, Paris mint. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: three crowns posed in a triangle, separated by three lilies. Obverse lightly cleaned. Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-125: SUP €250 (C).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1390 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu Vertugadin, 1716B, Rouen. Réformation. D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France rond, couronné. Dupl-1653A; Gad-302. 7,41 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu vertugadin of 1716, Rouen mint, reformed. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned round arms of France. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-302: SUP €200 (R).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1392 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €200 (about US$265 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 2 livres de Strasbourg (40 sols), 1716BB. Réformation. D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné, accosté de la date. Dupl-1656; Gad-309. 12,06 g Rare. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver double livre of Strasbourg of 1716, reformed. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France divide the date. Rare, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-309: TB €220 (R2).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1397 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu de Navarre, 1718D, Lyon. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné. Dupl-1659; Gad-303. 6,08 g Rare Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of Navarre of 1718, Lyon mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre. Rare, traces of adjustment mark, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-303: TB €400 (R).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1399 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1719A, Paris. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Dupl-1661; Gad-295. 4,05 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre of 1719, Paris mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-295: TTB €110 (C).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1402 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €260 (about US$345 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR livre, 1720A, Paris. Dite "de la Compagnie des Indes". D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne. Dupl-1663; Gad-296. 3,61 g Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver livre of 1720, Paris mint, so-called "Company of the Indies." Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: two "L's" back-to-back under a crown. Nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-296: TTB €300 (R).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1416 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €190 (about US$252 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR sixième d'écu de France, 1721K, Bordeaux. Réformation. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1668; Gad-297. 4,07 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver sixth écu of France of 1721, Bordeaux mint, reformed. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-297: TTB €200 (C).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1422 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €650 (about US$862 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu aux huit L, 1725X, Amiens. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1672; Gad-304. 5,90 g Rare. Très Beau/Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Amiens mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Rare, Very Fine/Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-304: TTB €900 (C).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1423 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR huitième d'écu aux huit L, 1725A, Paris. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1673; Gad-294. 2,91 g Très rare Griffes au droit. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver eighth écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Very rare, scratches on obverse, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* Gad-294: TB €350 (R).
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1437 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1727&, Aix. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1676; Gad-313. 14,61 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of the olive branches of 1727, Aix mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* deposits in the prtected areas from an old cleaning.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1438 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726W, Lille. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1677; Gad-298. 5,86 g. Très Beau à Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the olive branches of 1726, Lille mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* lightly toned, seems problem free.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1456 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu au bandeau, 1769L (sur 1766), Bayonne. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1682; Gad-299. 5,83 g Belle patine. Rare dans cette qualité. Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the ribbon of 1769/6, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, rare in this quality, Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* choice.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1459 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €350 (about US$464 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR vingtième d'écu au bandeau, 1761A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1684; Gad-284. 1,48 g Très rare. Superbe à Fleur de Coin.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twentieth écu of the ribbon of 1761, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"</blockquote>
 
* appears to have mint luster.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1462 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu à la vieille tête, 1773W, Lille. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1685; Ci. 2129; Gad-323; Dr. 821. 29,30 g Belle patine. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the old head of 1773, Lille mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, Very Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* no adjustment marks!.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1464 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €120 (about US$159 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu à la vieille tête, 1772L, Bayonne. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1687; Gad-300. 5,79 g Rare. Beau à Très Beau.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the old head of 1772, Bayonne mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"</blockquote>  
 
* surfaces appear oxidized.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 1493 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), Cu demi-sol, 1786L, Bayonne. D/ T. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1715; Gad-349. 5,67 g Fines griffes au droit. presque Superbe.'' (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, copper half sol of 1786, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Fine scratches on the obverse, about Extremely Fine.)"</blockquote>
 
* a light scratch in front of the king's mouth, may have been retoned.
 

Latest revision as of 16:33, 18 July 2019

as of 6/16/19, 1 euro = US$1.12311. 100 euro bid = US$1.3253 paid.

This specimen was lot 534 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Jeanne et Wenceslas (1355-1383), AV mouton d'or, 1357-1371, Vilvorde. Au titre de Jeanne. D/ L'agneau de Dieu devant une bannière. En dessous, IOh'-DVX. R/ Dans un quadrilobe anglé, croix ornée cantonnée de quatre lis, une rosette en coeur. Ghyssens p. 15, 2; W. 387; Delm. 43. 4,57 g. Très Beau. (duchy of Brabant, Jeanne and Wenceslas, 1355-83, gold mouton d'or, Vilvorde mint, in the name of Jeanne. Obverse: the Lamb of God carries a banner, Jeanne's name below; reverse: ornate cross in a quadrilobe cantonned with four lilies, rosette at the center. Very Fine.)"
Fr-8
  • [[France 1719-A 20 sols|1719-A 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu)]
  • [[France 1720-Y 20 sols|1720-Y 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu)]
  • [[France 1720 livre|1720 livre de la Compagnie des Indes]
  • [[France 1720-X louis d'argent|1720-X petit louis d'argent (tiers d'écu)]
  • [[France 1721-BB louis d'or|1721-BB louis d'or aux 2 L]
  • [[France 1722-BB louis d'or|1722-BB louis d'or aux 2 L]
  • [[France 1721-V 1/2 ecu|1721-V demi-écu de France]
  • [[France 1721-W 1/3 ecu|1721-W tiers d'écu de France]
  • [[France 1721-K 1/6 ecu|1721-K sixième d'écu de France]
  • [[France 1723-L louis d'or|1723-L louis d'or mirliton]
  • [[France 1724-H louis d'or|1724-H louis d'or mirliton]
  • [[France 1724-M louis d'or|1724-M louis d'or mirliton]
  • [[France 1724-9 ecu|1724-9 écu aux huit L]
  • [[France 1725-X 1/4 ecu|1725-X quart d'écu aux huit L]
  • [[France 1725-A 1/8 ecu|1725-A huitième d'écu aux huit L]
  • [[France 1726-H louis d'or|1726-H louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1727-P louis d'or|1727-P louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1731-B louis d'or|1731-B louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1731-& louis d'or|1731-& louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1732-H louis d'or|1732-H louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1734-T louis d'or|1734-T louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1731-BB 1/2 louis d'or|1731-BB demi-louis d'or aux lunettes]
  • [[France 1726-D ecu|1726-D écu aux rameaux d'olivier]
  • [[France 1727-& 1/2 ecu|1727-& demi-écu aux rameaux d'olivier]
  • [[France 1726-W 1/5 ecu|1729-W cinquième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier]
  • [[France 1727-& 1/20 ecu|1727-& vingtième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier]
  • [[France 1755-L 2 louis d'or|1755-L double louis d'or au bandeau]
  • [[France 1746-A louis d'or|1746-A louis d'or au bandeau]
  • [[France 1748-A louis d'or|1748-A louis d'or au bandeau]
  • [[France 1748-X louis d'or|1748-X louis d'or au bandeau]
  • [[France 1755-I ecu|1755-I écu au bandeau]
  • [[France 1769-L 1/5 ecu|1769-L cinquième d'écu au bandeau]
  • [[France 1761-A 1/20 ecu|1761-A vingtième d'écu au bandeau]
  • [[France 1773-W ecu|1773-W écu à la vieille tête]
  • [[France 1772-L 1/5 ecu|1772-L cinquième d'écu à la vieille tête]
  • [[France 1770-BB liard|1770-BB liard à la vieille tête]
  • [[France 1786-L 1/2 sol|1786-L demi-sol à l'écu]
  • [[France 1787-AA 2 louis d'or|1787-AA double louis d'or à la tête nue]
  • [[France 1785-D louis d'or|1785-D louis d'or à la tête nue]
  • [[France 1790-T liard|1790-T liard]
  • [[France 1786-A ecu|1786-A écu de Calonne]
  • [[France 1792-A louis d'or|1792-A louis d'or constitutionnel, year 4]
  • [[France 1791-AA 15 sols|1791-AA 15 sols, year 3]
  • [[France 1792-BB 6 deniers|1792-BB 6 deniers, year 4]
  • [[France An 14-L 2 francs|An 14-L 2 francs]
This specimen was lot 1397 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu de Navarre, 1718D, Lyon. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné. Dupl-1659; Gad-303. 6,08 g Rare Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of Navarre of 1718, Lyon mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre. Rare, traces of adjustment mark, Very Fine.)"
  • Gad-303: TB €400 (R).
This specimen was lot 1399 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1719A, Paris. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Dupl-1661; Gad-295. 4,05 g. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre of 1719, Paris mint. Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
  • Gad-295: TTB €110 (C).
This specimen was lot 1400 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1720Y, Bourges. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Dupl-1661; Gad-295. 4,00 g Fines griffes. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre (one-sixth écu) of 1720, Bourges mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Fine scratches, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1402 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €260 (about US$345 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR livre, 1720A, Paris. Dite "de la Compagnie des Indes". D/ B. enfantin à d., dr. et cuir. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne. Dupl-1663; Gad-296. 3,61 g Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre liste 242, octobre-décembre 2007, 1012. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver livre of 1720, Paris mint, so-called "Company of the Indies." Obverse: draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: two "L's" back-to-back under a crown. Nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
  • Gad-296: TTB €300 (R).
This specimen was lot 1403 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €450 (about US$597 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR petit louis d'argent (tiers d'écu), 1720X, Amiens. D/ B., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix formée de huit L couronnés, cantonnée de quatre lis. Dupl-1664; Gad-305. 8,15 g Belle patine. Rare dans cette qualité. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. Provient de notre liste 208, mars 2000, 451. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, small silver louis (one-third écu) of 1720, Amiens mint. Obverse: draped and armored bust right; reverse: cross formed of eight crowned "L's", cantonned with four lilies. Nice patina, rare in this quality, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"
This specimen was lot 1406 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,253 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux 2 L, 1721BB, Strasbourg. Flan neuf. D/ B. nu, lauré à d. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne, entre trois lis. Dupl-1635; Gad-337. 9,76 g Rare Légères traces d'ajustage et petite brisure du coin au revers. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 68, 15 décembre 2001, 1380. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the two "L's" of 1721, Strasbourg mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate nude bust right; reverse: two back-to-back "L's" under a crown between three lilies. Rare, light adjustment marks and die clash on the reverse. about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1407 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,446 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux 2 L, 1722BB, Strasbourg. Flan neuf. D/ B. nu, lauré à d. R/ Deux L adossés sous une couronne, entre trois lis. Dupl-1635; Gad-337. 9,72g Rare Fines traces d'ajustage. Superbe. Provient de notre vente 69, 16 mars 2002, 2054. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the two "L's" of 1722, Strasbourg mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate nude bust right; reverse: two back-to-back "L's" under a crown between three lilies. Rare, fine adjustment marks, Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1412 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,300 (about US$3,048 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu de France, 1721V, Troyes. Réformation. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1666; Gad-311. 12,16 g Extrêmement rare. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of France of 1721, Troyes mint, reformed. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Extremely rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1415 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €340 (about US$451 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR tiers d'écu de France, 1721W, Lille. Flan neuf. D/ B. l. et dr. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1667; Gad-306. 8,16 g. Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver third écu of France of 1721, Lille mint, new blank. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1416 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €190 (about US$252 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR sixième d'écu de France, 1721K, Bordeaux. Réformation. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1668; Gad-297. 4,07 g. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver sixth écu of France of 1721, Bordeaux mint, reformed. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
  • Gad-297: TTB €200 (C).
This specimen was lot 1417 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,458 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1723L, Bayonne. Aux palmes courtes. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638A; Gad-338. 6,48 g Rare Légèrement paillé. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1723, Bayonne mint, with short palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Rare, lightly polished, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1418 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1724H, La Rochelle. Aux palmes longues. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638; Gad-339. 6,48 g Rare Légères traces d'ajustage. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 54, 15 juin 1998, 814. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1724, La Rochelle mint, with long palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Rare, light adjustment marks, about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1419 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,723 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1724M, Toulouse. Aux palmes longues. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Dupl-1638; Gad-339. 6,51 g Fines traces d'ajustage. presque Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis mirliton of 1724, Toulouse mint, with long palm fronds. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: tow interlaced "L's" under a crown between two palms. Fine adjustment marks, about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1420 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1590 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu aux huit L, 17249, Rennes. D/ B. jeune, l., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1670; Gad-320. 23,42 g Rare Fines traces d'ajustage. Belle patine. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 124, 14 mars 2015, 940. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the eight "L's" of 1724, Rennes mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Rare, fine adjustment marks, nice patina, about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1422 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €650 (about US$862 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu aux huit L, 1725X, Amiens. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1672; Gad-304. 5,90 g Rare. Très Beau/Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Amiens mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Rare, Very Fine/Extremely Fine.)"
  • Gad-304: TTB €900 (C).
This specimen was lot 1423 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR huitième d'écu aux huit L, 1725A, Paris. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Dupl-1673; Gad-294. 2,91 g Très rare Griffes au droit. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver eighth écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Very rare, scratches on obverse, Very Fine.)"
  • Gad-294: TB €350 (R).
This specimen was lot 1425 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €420 (about US$557 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1726H, La Rochelle. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,15 g Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1726, La Rochelle mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Traces of adjustment marks, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1426 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1727P, Dijon. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,07 g Légères traces de monture. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1727, Dijon mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Mount mark trace, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1427 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731B, Rouen. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,09 g. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1731, Rouen mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1428 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €500 (about US$663 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731&, Aix. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,14 g. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1731, Aix mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1429 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1732H, La Rochelle. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,16 g Rare. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1732, La Rochelle mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1431 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €480 (about US$636 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or aux lunettes, 1734T, Nantes. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1640; Gad-340. 8,15 g Rare. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1734, Nantes mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1432 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV demi-louis d'or aux lunettes, 1726N, Montpellier. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1641; Gad-329. 4,03 g Coup sur la tranche. Beau à Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold half louis of the spectacles of 1726, Montpellier mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Edge nick, Fine - Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1433 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €550 (about US$729 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV demi-louis d'or aux lunettes, 1731BB, Strasbourg. D/ B. drapé à g., tête nue. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1641; Gad-329. 4,07 g Très rare. Très Beau. Provient de notre vente 65, 18 mars 2001, 1683. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold half louis of the spectacles of 1731, Strasbourg mint. Obverse: draped bust to left; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Very rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1434 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726D, Lyon. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1675; Gad-321. 29,41 g. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 68, 15 décembre 2001, 1418. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the olive branches of 1726, Lyon mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1437 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1727&, Aix. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1676; Gad-313. 14,61 g. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of the olive branches of 1727, Aix mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
  • deposits in the prtected areas from an old cleaning.
This specimen was lot 1438 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726W, Lille. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1677; Gad-298. 5,86 g. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the olive branches of 1726, Lille mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
  • lightly toned, seems problem free.
This specimen was lot 1440 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR vingtième d'écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1727&, Aix-en-Provence. D/ B. habillé à g., décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1679; Gad-283. 1,43 g Rare Fines griffes et traces d'ajustage. Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de notre vente 76, 13 septembre 2003, 1571. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver 1/20 écu of the olive branches of 1727, Aix mint. Obverse: uniformed bust left, decorated with the Order of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, fine scratches and adjustment marks, nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1442 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV double louis d'or au bandeau, 1755L, Bayonne. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1642; Gad-346; Fr-463. 16,17 g Rare Traces d'ajustage. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold double louis of the ribbon of 1755, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. Rare, adjustment marks, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1446 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €3,800 (about US$5,036 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1746A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. Différent: renard (Matthieu Renard de Petiton). R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Différent: rosette (Georges Roettiers). Dupl-1643; Ci. 2088; Gad-341; Dr. 543; Fr-464. 8,16 g Bel exemplaire avec brillant de frappe. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. Provient de Vinchon, Paris, 29 octobre 2002, 345. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1746, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. handsome example with mint luster, Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"
This specimen was lot 1448 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1748A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1643; Gad-341. 8,14 g Petites taches. Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1748, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. A few marks, Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1449 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €440 (about US$583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1748X, Amiens. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1643; Gad-341. 8,14 g Rare Frappe faible. Coin de droit rouillé. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the ribbon of 1748, Amiens mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre below a crown. Rare, weak strike, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1453 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu au bandeau, 1741T, Nantes. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1680; Gad-322. 28,93 g Rare. Beau à Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the ribbon of 1741, Nantes mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1454 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu au bandeau, 1755I, Limoges. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1680; Gad-322. 29,36 g Très rare Belle patine. presque Superbe. Provient de notre liste 192, juillet-août 1997, 816. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the ribbon of 1755, Limoges mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very rare, nice patina, about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1456 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €320 (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu au bandeau, 1769L (sur 1766), Bayonne. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1682; Gad-299. 5,83 g Belle patine. Rare dans cette qualité. Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the ribbon of 1769/6, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, rare in this quality, Extremely Fine.)"
  • choice.
This specimen was lot 1459 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €350 (about US$464 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR vingtième d'écu au bandeau, 1761A, Paris. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1684; Gad-284. 1,48 g Très rare. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twentieth écu of the ribbon of 1761, Paris mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Extremely Fine - Uncirculated.)"
  • appears to have mint luster.
This specimen was lot 1462 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu à la vieille tête, 1773W, Lille. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1685; Ci. 2129; Gad-323; Dr. 821. 29,30 g Belle patine. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver écu of the old head of 1773, Lille mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Nice patina, Very Fine.)"
  • no adjustment marks!
This specimen was lot 1464 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €120 (about US$159 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR cinquième d'écu à la vieille tête, 1772L, Bayonne. D/ T. l. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Dupl-1687; Gad-300. 5,79 g Rare. Beau à Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver fifth écu of the old head of 1772, Bayonne mint. Obverse: laureate head left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, Fine - Very Fine.)"
  • surfaces appear oxidized.
This specimen was lot 1465 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), Cu liard à la vieille tête, 1770BB, Strasbourg. D/ T. l. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1701; Gad-272. 3,09 g. Fleur de Coin, Provient de notre vente 94, 15 décembre 2007, 1440. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, copper liard of the old head of 1770, Strasbourg mint. Obverse: laureate head right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Uncirculated.)"
This specimen was lot 1471 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €575 (about US$762 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AV double louis d'or à la tête nue, 1787AA, Metz. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux longs. R/ Ecus accolés de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1706; Gad-363. 15,20 g Deuxième semestre. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, gold double louis of the bare head of 1787, Metz mint. Obverse: bare head left with long hair; reverse: accolated arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Second semester, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1473 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €400 (about US$530 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AV louis d'or à la tête nue, 1785D, Lyon. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux longs. R/ Ecus accolés de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Dupl-1707; Gad-361. 7,63 g Rare. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, gold louis of the bare head of 1785, Lyon mint. Obverse: bare head left with long hair; reverse: accolated arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1493 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), Cu demi-sol, 1786L, Bayonne. D/ T. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1715; Gad-349. 5,67 g Fines griffes au droit. presque Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, copper half sol of 1786, Bayonne mint. Obverse: head left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Fine scratches on the obverse, about Extremely Fine.)"
  • a light scratch in front of the king's mouth, may have been retoned.
This specimen was lot 1494 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €100 (about US$133 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), Cu liard, 1790T, Nantes. D/ T. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Dupl-1716; Gad-348. 2,86 g Légère faiblesse de frappe. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, copper liard of 1790, Nantes mint. Obverse: head left; reverse: crowned arms of France. Slightly weakly struck, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1495 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,060 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
" FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XVI (1774-1793), AR écu dit "de Calonne", 1786A, Paris. Essai de Droz. Refrappe avec tranche lisse. D/ B. nu et lauré du roi à g. R/ Monogramme couronné, formé de deux L entrelacés, l'un en forme de palme et l'autre de branche d'olivier, entourant trois lis. Ci. 2202 var.; V.G. 90 var. 25,44 g Très rare. presque Superbe. Provient de notre vente 130, 10 septembre 2016, 1059. (kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1774-93, silver écu "Calonne" of 1786, Paris mint, essai by Droz, restrike with plain edge. Obverse: laureate bust of the king to left; reverse: crowned monogram witha palm frond and an olive branch and three lilies. Very rare, about Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1497 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €2,700 (about US$3,578 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AV louis d'or constitutionnel, 1792A, an 4, Paris. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux noués par un ruban. R/ Génie inscrivant le mot CONSTI/TUTION sur une table de la loi posée sur un autel. A g., un faisceau. A d., un coq. Dupl-1717; Gad-61. 7,55 g Très rare Deuxième semestre. Traces de monture. presque Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Constitutional period, gold louis of 1792, year 4, Paris mint. Obverse: bare head to left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: the Genius of France inscribes the Constitution, fasces to right, cock to left. Very rare, second semester, trace of mounting, about Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1505 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €180 (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AR 15 sols, 1791AA, an 3, Metz. Type FRANCAIS. D/ T. nue à g., les cheveux noués par un ruban. R/ Génie inscrivant la constitution sur une table. Dupl-1721 var.; Gad-35. 5,01 g Rare Deuxième semestre. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Constitutional period, silver fifteen sols of 1791, year 3, Metz mint, FRANCAIS in legend. Obverse: bare head to left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: the Genius of France inscribes the Constitution. Rare, second semester, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1508 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Constitution (1791-1792), AE 6 deniers, 1792BB, an 4, Strasbourg. Type FRANCAIS. D/ B. dr. à g. R/ Faisceau dans une couronne de chêne. Dupl-1724; Gad-7. 5,31 g Rare. Très Beau. (France, Constitutional period, copper six deniers of 1792, year 4, Strasbourg mint, with FRANCAIS in legend. Obverse: draped bust left; reverse: fasces in an oak wreath. Rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1515 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,988 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, OSNABRÜCK, Evêché, Charles de Lorraine (1698-1715), AR 1/4 Taler, 1715, Munster. Commémorant sa mort. D/ Ecu ovale couronné, sur la croix de Malte, posé sur une crosse et une épée, tenu par deux aigles. Le tout sur un manteau d'hermine. R/ Inscription en dix lignes. von Schrötter, Trier, 927; Schön 662, B20. 7,33 g. Très Beau. (Germany, bishopric of Osnabruck, Charles of Lorraine, 1698-1715, silver quarter thaler of 1715, Munster mint, commemorating his death. Obverse: crowned and mantled oval arms over a Maltese cross, a crozier and a sword, supported by two eagles; reverse: ten line inscription. Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1518 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €80 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SILESIE-LIEGNITZ-BRIEG, Johann Christian (1621-1639), AR Groschen, 1622HR, Ohlau. D/ Aigle éployée, t. à g. R/ Deux écus accolés sous une couronne. F.& S. 1578; Kopicki 5166. 0,77 g. Superbe. (Germany, duchy of Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, John Christian, 1621-39, silver groschen of 1622, Ohalu mint. Obverse: eagle display, head to left; reverse: two accolated shields under a crown. Extremely Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1531 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, SALZBOURG, Archevêché, Franz Anton von Harrach (1709-1727), AV demi-ducat, 1720. D/ Armoiries. R/ Saint Rupert assis de f., ten. une crosse et un saloir. Probszt 1981; Zöttl 2376. 1,72 g Défauts de flan sur la tranche. Très Beau. (Germany, archbishopric of Salzburg, Francis Anton of Harrach, 1709-27, gold half ducat of 1720. Obverse: arms; reverse: St. Rupert stands, holding a cross and a crozier. Edge defects, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1533 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €220 (about US$292 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BOLIVIE, Philippe IV (1621-1665), AR 8 reales, 1661E, Potosi. D/ Les colonnes d'Hercule. R/ Armes écartelées de Castille et Leon dans un quadrilobe. C.C.T. 442. 26,10 g. Beau à Très Beau. (Bolivia, Pilip IV, 1621-65, silver eight reales of 1661, Potosi mint. Obverse: pillars of Hercules; reverse: quartered arms of Castile and Leon in a quadrilobe. Fine - Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1535 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €280 (about US$371 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CANADA, Elisabeth II (1952-), AV 100 dollars, 1994. Effort de guerre pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Fr-32. Flan poli. (dominion of Canada, Elizabeth II, 1952-, gold hundred dollars of 1994, honoring the war effort during World War Two. Proof.)"
This specimen was lot 1538 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DANEMARK, Christian IV (1588-1648), AR 1 Mark, 1607, Copenhague. D/ B. cour. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu posé sur deux palmes, sous la valeur. Hede 93. 6,05 g Griffes. Très Beau. (kingdom of Denmark, Christian IV, 1588-1648, silver mark of 1607, Copenhagen mint. Obverse: crowned and armored bust right; reverse: shield posed with two palms, value below. Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1652 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €450 (about US$596 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Napoléon Ier (1804-1814), AR 2 francs, an 14L, Bayonne. Seulement 1210 p. frappées. Gad-495. Extrêmement rare. Beau. (empire of France, Napoleon I, 1804-14, two francs of the year 14, Bayonne mint, only 1,210 pieces struck. Extremely rare, Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1695 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, VERDUN, Evêché, Charles de Lorraine (1610-1622), AR teston, s.d. D/ B. à d. R/ Ecu couronné sous une mitre et une crosse. Flon 801, 12; coll. Robert 1149 var. 7,61 g Très rare Fines griffes. Beau à Très Beau. (France, bishopric of Verdun, Charles of Lorraine, 1610-22, undated silver teston, obverse: bust right; reverse: crowned arms under a miter and a cross. Very rare, fine scratches, Fine - Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1725 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €90 (about US$119 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, SICILE, Charles III de Bourbon (1734-1759), AR 3 tari, 1735F-N, Palerme. D/ B. l. et dr. à d. HIS INF en fin de légende. R/ Croix ornée. Spahr 32; M. 165; G. 44b. 6,40 g. presque Très Beau (Italy, kingdom of Sicily, Charles III of Bourbon, 1734-59, silver three tari of 1735, Palermo mint. Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; reverse: ornate cross. about Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1729 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, VENISE, Alvise Mocenigo Ier (1570-1577), AR 40 soldi (2 lire), s.d. (1572-1573). 2e type. Sigle MS (Marin Sanudo). D/ Saint Marc assis de f. sur un lion, remettant une bannière au Doge agenouillé devant lui. R/ Sainte Justine deb. de f., ten. une palme et les Evangiles, la poitrine transpercée par un glaive. Pap. 318, 24; Paolucci 68, 7. 7,51 g Rogné. Très Beau. (Italy, republic of Venice, Alvise Mocenigo I, 1570-77, undated silver forty soldi or two lire, second type, signed MS. Obverse: St. Mark facing, hands a banner to the doge who kneels before him; reverse: St. Justice facing, holding a palm and the Gospels, her breast pierced by a ray. Clipped, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1746 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, UTRECHT, Provincie, AR 10 stuiver (Nederlandse halve gulden), 1765. Vz/ Nederlandse maagd met speer en vrijheidshoed. Kz/ Gekroond Generaliteitswapen. Verk. 111, 5; Delm. 1203; CNM 2.43.125. 5,29 g Uiterst zeldzaam. Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, province of Utrecht, silver ten stuiver or half gulden of 1765. Obverse: the Dutch maid stands with spear and shield; reverse: crowned arms of the Generality. Very rare, Very Fine.)"
This specimen was lot 1752 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"NEDERLAND, ZEELAND, provinciale leeuwendaalder, 1597. Vz/ Ridder rechtsom kijkend met voor zich het provinciewapen. Kz/ Zeeuwse leeuw l. Verk. 87, 5; Delm. 838. 26,93 g. Fraai à Zeer Fraai. (Netherlands, province of Zeeland, lion daalder of 1597. Obverse: standing knight supports the provincial arms; reverse: rampant lion left. Fine - Very Fine.)"

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