France (1326) royal d'or Fr-261

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Sincona sale 46, lot 293
This specimen was lot 293 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,400 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Kingdom, Charles IV, 1322-1328. Royal dor o. J. (16.2.1326). Fast vorzüglich. Leicht gewellt. (kingdom of France, Charles IV, 1322-28, undated gold royal, emission of February 1326. About extremely fine, Slightly wavy flan.)"
Duplessy notes that this type had a face value of 25 sols tournois. Other gold coins listed for Charles IV include agnel d'or (20 sols) and petit royal d'or d'or (12½ sols). Only the royal d'or is reasonably common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.21 g, 1.000 fine gold, this specimen 4.19 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 240. Fr-261.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome I, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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