France 1984 100 francs Fr-599
This specimen was lot 6411 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. 100 Franc, 1984. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Struck for the 50th anniversary of the death of Marie Curie. From a mintage of 5,000 pieces struck in gold. Tied with five other pieces in this grade with only one graded finer." This type was also struck in silver (KM 955 and KM 955a) and is much more available in that form. Starting in the 1980's, the Paris mint issued so many NCLT's that the standard catalogs had to drop them to keep the books a manageable size.
Recorded mintage: 5,000.
Specification: 17 g., .920 fine gold, 0.502 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-599; KM-955b.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.