France (1423) agnel d'or Fr-304

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20380
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This specimen was lot 20380 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Agnel d'Or, ND (ca. 1422-36). Charles VII (1422-61). NGC MS-64. Issued under Charles VII. Variety with cross pattee above lamb, and another such cross in the northeast quadrant of the quadrilobe on the reverse, replacing a fleur-de-lis. Very similar to an issue by Charles VI (Dupl-372). A very presentable and well-struck example; absolutely RARE in this grade." Duplessy notes several emissions of this type but is vague describing the differences between them, probably because the coin is so rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.54 g, .916 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-304; Dupl-452var; Ciani-623.

Source:

  • 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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