Haiti 1971-IC 100 gourdes Fr-16

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Heritage sale 3081, part of lot 30914
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This specimen was part of lot 30914 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haiti: Republic 18-Piece Lot of Certified gold & silver Proof "Chief" Issues Deep Cameo PCGS, 1) 10 Gourdes 1970 - PR67; 2) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67; 3) 10 Gourdes 1970 - PR67; 4) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67; 5) 10 Gourdes 1971- PR67; 6) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67; 7) 10 Gourdes 1971- PR66; 8) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR66; 9) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR66; 10) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 90; 11) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 91; 12) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 92; 13) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 93; 14) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 94; 15) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 95; 16) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 96; 17) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 97; 18) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 98; Each included issue is struck in commemoration of Native American chiefs, the silver issues minted in figures ranging from 3,000 to 4,000, with the mintage for each of the gold issues numbering in the 400s to 500s. Total AGW approx. 5.14 oz." While the Haitian people starved, the regime issued numerous silver and gold commemoratives which were issued to insiders and sold abroad. This NCLT, one of a series honoring famous Native Americans, commemorates Geronimo (1829-1909) of the Apache in New Mexico and Arizona. The design was also used on a silver ten gourdes (KM 82).

Recorded mintage: 520.

Specification: 19.75 g, 0.900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-16, KM 93.

Source:

  • Arroyo, Carmen, Coins of Haiti, 1803-1970, San Antonio, TX: 1970.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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