Aragon (1387-96) florin Fr-1
This specimen was lot 33838 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "Aragon. Pedro III gold Florin ND (1276-85) VF Details (Edge Filing) NGC. St. John the Baptist standing. This is an offering from Pedro el Grande, (The Great). Large lis on reverse." This imitation of a Florentine floin was struck in Perpignan for Pedro IV of Aragon, also Pedro III, count of Barcelona 1387-96. It is known with various privy marks: flower, head, crescent, cross, dagger, inverted triangle, "R" and a helmet (shown here). It was also struck at Zaragoza. The fineness ranged 18 K-23.75 K. There was also quarter and half florins.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.43 g, .983 fine gold, .108 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-1, Cayón-1858.
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- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.