France (1417) agnel d'or Fr-290

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20154
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This specimen was lot 20154 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $4,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Agnel d'Or, ND (1st emission, 10 May 1417). Charles VI (1380-1422). NGC MS-64. Struck during the Hundred Years' War. Tied with one other example for finest certified at either NGC or PCGS. Wells struck with good definition of the fine central devices, full legends on the flan though some of the letters are a bit soft. A great example that's lustrous with light attractive tone." The specification reported below is for the first emission; the second emission of October 1417 was reduced to .916 fine gold. Numerous varieties exist as many mints participated.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.54 g, .958 fine, this specimen 2.94 gms.

Catalog reference: Fr-290; Dupl-372; Ciani-496/7; Laf-380.


  • 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, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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