France 1551-B 2 henri d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1150
France 1551B henri dor rev JElsen 121-1150.jpg
This specimen was lot 1150 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Henri II (1547-1559), AV double Henri d'or, 1551 (sur 1550) B, Rouen. 1er type. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite. Revers: Croix formée de quatre H couronnés, cantonnée de deux croissants et deux lis. Différent: calice en fin de légende (Nicolas De Lisle). Avec point 15e au droit et au revers. Très Rare. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Henry II (1547-59), gold double henri d'or of 1551, Rouen mint, first type. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned "H's", with two crescents and two lilies in the fields. Privy mark: chalice. Very rare, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck at Rouen for Henry II 1553-62. It had a face value of one hundred sols tournois or five livres tournois.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.30 g, .958 fine gold, this specimen 6,58 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl., 971; Ci., 1237; Laf., 809; Fr-367.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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