Aquitaine (1337-60) guyennois d'or Fr-1

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20137
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This specimen was lot 20137 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $9,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Aquitaine. Guyennois d'Or, ND. La Rochelle Mint. Edward III (1327-77). NGC EF-45. Armored Duke standing under gothic portal holding sword and shield with arms of France and England with two lions at his feet. Reverse: Foliate cross in circle of arches, two lis and two leopards in angles. A handsome specimen of this rare type issued by the king of England as duke of Aquitaine. Appears to be quite conservatively graded. Good strike with no weak spots or cracks, lustrous and quite attractive." We aren't sure if this coin was issued while Edward claimed to be merely duke of Aquitaine (1337) or king of France (1337-60), which claim he sustained in the first phase of the Hundred Years War and abandoned at the Treaty of Bretigny (1361).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-1.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome I, 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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