France 1567-H ecu d'or
This specimen was lot 20179 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. Ecu d'Or, 1567-H. Charles IX (1560-74). NGC MS-63. Date in Roman numerals. Struck on a nice round flan with full legends on both sides. Soft satin luster and good eye appeal." This coin is called the écu d'or au soleil in Duplessy with a face value of fifty sols tournois and is noted with many variations in obverse and reverse legends.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.37 g, .958 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-378; Dupl-1057.
- 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.
- 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.