France 1554-G 2 henri d'or
This specimen was lot 22490 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. 2 Henri d'Or, 1554-G. Poitiers Mint. Henry II. Fine. A well worn but generally mark-free gold coin with fully readable legends. Note: Due to its extensive usage in jewelry, both PCGS and NGC have declined to encapsulate this coin." This type was struck at Poitiers for Henry II 1550-58. It had a face value of one hundred sols tournois or five livres tournois.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.30 g, 0.958 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-367; cf. Dup-971.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.