England (1377-99) 1/4 noble Fr-102
This specimen was lot 3493 in Goldberg sale 90 (Los Angeles, January 2016), where it sold for $1,938.75. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Quarter-noble, ND. Richard II, 1377-1399. Arms. Reverse: Ornamental cross. Catalog value $3500 EF in Friedberg. Rare. NGC graded AU-55." The noble was introduced by Edward III as part of a monetary reform and was tariffed at eighty pence (6 shillings 8 pence) and was the first gold coin to circulate in several centuries. This quarter noble would have been twenty pence (1 shilling 8 pence).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: gold, 40 grains (1.9 g).
Catalog reference: S.1677; Fr-102.
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