Majorca (1458-79) florin Fr-10

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3788
This specimen was lot 3788 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 550 CHF (about US$656 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPAIN, Mallorca, Alfonso II. 1458-1479 Florin o. J. Mallorca Münzzeichen: Zwei Hunde (Dos perros). Sehr schön. (Spain, kingdom of Mallorca, Alphonse II, 1458-79, undated florin, Mallorca mint, mintmark: two dogs. Very fine.)"
The gold florin (Cayón 2123) and half florin (Cayón 2127) were struck for Alfonso II, with the half florin being much scarcer than florin. In addition to the two dogs mintmark shown here, there are also two stars, two lilies or two mountains. Alfonso also struck silver reales, half reales, billon doblers and diners at Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.48 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.44 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 2123, Fr-11.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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