France (1429)-Poitiers royal d'or Fr-303
This specimen was lot 20163 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. Royal d'Or, ND (1429). Poitiers Mint. Charles VII (1422-61). NGC AU-55. 1st emission (October 1429), Poitiers mint (dot under 8th letter). Mainly well struck though weak on the king's head. A handsome example without egregious flaws. Full legends on both sides, lustrous and attractive." Duplessy notes this coin had a face value of 25 sols tournois at the time of issue. Four emissions are recorded for this type:
- 1st emission (shown here): 3.82 g, 1.000 fine gold;
- 2nd emission (April 1431): same as above;
- 3rd emission (September 1431): 3.49 g, 1.000 fine gold, value raised to 30 sols;
- 4th emission (December 1431): 3.82 g, 1.000 fine gold, value restored to 25 sols.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.82 g, 1.000 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-303; Dupl-455; Ciani-624.
- 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, 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.