France 1582-M franc

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1128
This specimen was lot 1128 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €370 (about US$490 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Henri III (1574-1589), AR franc au col fraisé, 1582M, Toulouse. D/ B. l. et cuir. à d. R/ Croix feuillue et fleurdelisée, H en coeur. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Henry III, 1574-89, silver franc of the ruffed collar of 1582, Toulouse mint. Obverse: laureate and armored bust right; reverse: leafed and floriate cross, H in the center. Very Fine.)"
This franc d'argent had a face value of 20 sols tournois and was struck 1575-86. The subtype with the flat collar is Dupl-1130; the one with the ruffed collar (shown here) is Dupl-1130A.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.18 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 13,99 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1130A; Ci. 1434; 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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