France 1561-B henri d'or

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21104
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21104 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $4,025. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Henri d'or, 1561-B. Rouen. Henri II (1547-59). Edge nicks, slightly wavy flan. VERY FINE." This type was struck at Rouen after Henry's death for his younger son, Charles IX (1560-74). It had a face value of fifty sols tournois, the same as the écu d'or.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.65 g, .958 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-371 var., Dupl-1046.


  • 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]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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