Cambrai (1556-70) florin d'or Fr-111

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3012
This specimen was lot 3012 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CAMBRAI Maximilian von Bergen, 1556-1570. Florin d'or o. J. mit Titel Ferdinands I. GOLD. RR Sehr schön. (bishopric of Cambrai, Maximilian von Bergen, 1556-1570, undated gold florin, in the name of Ferdinand I. Rare, very fine.)"
This coin is variously catalogued as a goldgulden or a florin and was equal to a ducat. Cambrai is now in France, in the department of the Nord.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat common.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold; this specimen 2,83 g.

Catalog reference: Delm. 283; Fr-111 (this example, listed under France); Robert S. 167 and Tf. XXIII, 1.

Source:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015

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