France 1568-A ecu d'or

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Goldberg sale 62, lot 4303
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4303 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. 1 Ecu d'or, 1568-A (Paris). Charles IX, 1560-1574. Crowned arms. Reverse: Floriated cross. NGC graded AU-58." This coin is called the écu d'or au soleil in Duplessy[2] with a face value of fifty sols tournois and is noted with many variations in obverse and reverse legends.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.37 g, .958 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-378, Duplessy-1057.


  • [2]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]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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