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This specimen was lot 20175 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "FRANCE. Ecu d'Or, ND (1541). Rouen Mint. Francis I. NGC MS-62. "écu d'or à la croisette, premiere type" struck for François I at Rouen ("B" mintmark, one of the first coins issued after the mintmark reform). Sharply struck on a round flan with only a few tiny weak spots. Distinctly superior to the ''écu d'or à la croisette'' we sold at the ANA (August 2017, lot 20236). Full legends on both sides, soft satin luster and good eye appeal." Friedberg also mentions a ''demi-écu d'or à la croisette.'' This coin had a face value of 45 ''sols tournois''.
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This specimen was lot 20175 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[France|FRANCE]]. Ecu d'Or, ND (1541). Rouen Mint. Francis I. NGC MS-62. "écu d'or à la croisette, premiere type" struck for François I at Rouen ("B" mintmark, one of the first coins issued after the mintmark reform). Sharply struck on a round flan with only a few tiny weak spots. Distinctly superior to the ''écu d'or à la croisette'' we sold at the ANA (August 2017, lot 20236). Full legends on both sides, soft satin luster and good eye appeal." Friedberg also mentions a ''demi-écu d'or à la croisette.'' This coin had a face value of 45 ''sols tournois''.
 
   
 
   
 
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* [[France (1519-40) ecu d'or Fr-364|(1519-40) ''écu d'or au soleil de Bretagne'']]
 
* [[France (1521-27) ecu d'or Fr-355|(1521-27) ''écu d'or au Dauphiné'']]
 
* [[France (1521-27) ecu d'or Fr-355|(1521-27) ''écu d'or au Dauphiné'']]
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* [[France (1540)-M ecu d'or Fr-338|(1540)-M ''écu d'or au soleil'']]
 
* [[France (1541)-D ecu d'or|(1541)-D ''écu d'or à la croisette'']]
 
* [[France (1541)-D ecu d'or|(1541)-D ''écu d'or à la croisette'']]
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* [[France (1541)-K ecu d'or|(1541)-K ''écu d'or à la croisette'']]
 
* [[France 1550-F douzain|1550-F ''douzain aux croissants'']]
 
* [[France 1550-F douzain|1550-F ''douzain aux croissants'']]
 
* [[France 1550-D 2 henri d'or|1550-D ''double henri d'or'']]
 
* [[France 1550-D 2 henri d'or|1550-D ''double henri d'or'']]

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20175
France SB118-20175r.jpg

This specimen was lot 20175 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Ecu d'Or, ND (1541). Rouen Mint. Francis I. NGC MS-62. "écu d'or à la croisette, premiere type" struck for François I at Rouen ("B" mintmark, one of the first coins issued after the mintmark reform). Sharply struck on a round flan with only a few tiny weak spots. Distinctly superior to the écu d'or à la croisette we sold at the ANA (August 2017, lot 20236). Full legends on both sides, soft satin luster and good eye appeal." Friedberg also mentions a demi-écu d'or à la croisette. This coin had a face value of 45 sols tournois.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.43 g, .958 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-351; Dupl-889; Ciani-1091; Laf., 749.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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