France (1346) chaise d'or Fr-269
This specimen was lot 20365 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. Chaise d'Or, ND (1346-50). Philippe VI (1328-50). NGC MS-65. Obverse: + PhILIPPVS : DЄI : GRA : FRAnCORVM : RЄX, the king seated on a Gothic throne, a scepter in his right hand; reverse: + : XP'C : VInCIT : XP'C : RЄGИAT : XP'C : IMPЄRAT, cross fleurée with central quatrefoil all within quadrilobe with arches ending in trefoils, crowns in spandrels and triple annulet stops. Placed on a broad, round flan, possessing intense mint luster over the surfaces and showcasing a deep strike, with unbelievably crisp central design motifs and fully legible legends. Important quality for the type, and certainly worthy of 'finest known' consideration." Duplessy notes that this coin had a face value of 20 sols tournois at the time of issue. Several varieties in the reverese legend exist. This is the last gold coin of the reign.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 4.70 g, 1.000 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-269; Dupl-258.
- 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.
- 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.