England (1422-30) 1/4 noble Fr-114

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29829
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This specimen was lot 29829 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "Henry VI (1st Reign, 1422-61) gold 1/4 Noble 1422-30 AU58 NGC, London mint, Type C, Large lis mm. A lustrous example with a bit of softness in the legends to one side. Little circulation wear is evident." 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. In 1412 the noble was reduced from 120 grains to 108 grains.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 27 grains (1.75 g).

Catalog reference: S-1810, North-1420, Fr-114.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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