France 1567-D teston

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 31323 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IX Testone 1567-D, Lyon mint, VF30 NGC. Classic, laureate bust of the young Charles IX with 'D' mintmark below. Reverse design features crowned arms, date in roman numerals. A lovely example with desirable, aged patina and strong legends." Duplessy lists this type for the Lyon (1562-72) and Limoges mints (1561-74). Charles IX was only briefly king of France.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, .899 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dup-1071.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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