Aquitaine (1362-72) hardi d'argent

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 32733
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32733 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $204. The catalog description[1] noted, "Aquitaine. Edward the Black Prince (1362-1372) Hardi d'Argent ND XF45 NGC, Bordeaux mint. Wonderfully enchanting for all the usual weakness of the Anglo-Gallic hardi series, a smoky light pink tone taking to the natural dove gray of the fields, while every feature of the prince's half-length figure awes with wonderful detail and die polish lines fill the reverse."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon or silver, this specimen 19 mm diameter, 1.13 g.

Catalog reference: Elias-202, W&F-224 11/a.


  • Roberts, James N., The Silver Coins of Medieval France (476-1610 AD), S. Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1996.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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