France 1576-A franc

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Jean Elsen list 258, lot 751
France 1576A franc rev JElsen 258-751.jpg
This specimen was lot 751 in Jean Elsen price list 258 (Brussels, October 2011) where it was offered for €150 (about US$210). The catalog description noted,
"FRANCE ROYALE, Henri III (1574-1589), AR franc au col plat, 1576 A, Paris. Droit: B. l. et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Croix feuillue et fleurdelisée, H en coeur. Double frappe. Flan éclaté à 8h. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Henry III (1574-89), silver franc of 1576, Paris mint. Obverse: armored, laureate bust to right; reverse: floriate cross with fleurs-de-lys, "H" in center. Double struck, planchet crack at 8:00, very fine.)"
Duplessy lists this type for 1575-86.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.18 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 13,80 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1130; Ciani-1427; Laf., 970.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.

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