Overijssel (15)85 1/4 noble Fr-265a

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31418
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This specimen was lot 31418 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Overijssel. Provincial gold Imitative 1/4 Flemish Noble 1585 AU55 NGC, Overijssel mint, . MO | NE • NOV • AVRE • ORDIN • TRANSISS | VLANIÆ • , king standing in ship facing, holding sword and shield, a flag bearing a lion at the stern / (Lion mm) NISI • TV • DOMINE • NOS • SERVA VERIS • FRVSTRA • 85 •, cross fleurée with lions passant and crowns in angles. Incorrectly labeled as 1583 on the holder. An extremely rare denomination to find of this series. Despite a slightly wavy flan, the metal quality is firmly above average for this imitative type, and the strike outstanding. Bright original surfaces slightly muted via a light patina, a seldom-seen and collectable offering." We note that the English noble depicting the king standing in a ship (such as Fr-132) was a well known coin but the English quarter noble did not show the king.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-265a, Delm-1041.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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