France (1340) 2 royal d'or Fr-267

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20364
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This specimen was lot 20364 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Double Royal d'Or, ND (1328-50). Philip VI de Valois (1328-50). NGC MS-64. Superb quality for this RARE, broad issue, with wonderful detail translated into the king's effigy and full legibility remaining around the legends. Further observance confirms outstanding originality, with strong luster over the orange gold surfaces and no marks to speak of. Not surprisingly, the single finest example of this type graded at NGC or PCGS, and absolutely deserving placement in a world-class cabinet of French hammered gold." This emission was in accordance with an edict of 6 April 1340. The coin had a face value of 60 sols tournois, an enormous sum.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.79 g, 1.000 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-267; Dupl-253; Ciani-276.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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