England (1361-69) 1/4 noble Fr-97
This specimen was lot 24860 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Edward III (1327-77) gold Quarter Noble 1361-69, London mint, Treaty Period, MS62 NGC. + o ЄDWARD : DЄI : GRA : AnGL, arms within polylobe / ЄXALTABITVR : In : GLORIA, ornate cross with leopards and quatrefoils in quarters, lis at center; all within tressure of arches. Well-struck with light tone over underlying luster. The flan is a little rough to one side, but few of the letters veer off-planchet." The quarter noble was introduced by Edward III as part of a monetary reform and was tariffed at twenty pence (1 shilling 8 pence) and was the first gold coin to circulate in several centuries.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: gold, 40 grains.
Catalog reference: S-1511, North-1244, Fr-97.
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