Brabant 1544 couronne d'or Fr-62
This specimen was lot 20034 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description noted, "BELGIUM. Brabant. Couronne d'or au soleil, 1544. Antwerp Mint. Charles V (1506-55). NGC MS-63. Good strike with partial rims on both sides, free of planchet cracks or hairlines. Lustrous and attractive." The couronne d'or was issued from Antwerp and Maastricht in Brabant 1542-55, as well as Flanders, Holland, Gelderland and elsewhere. Couronnes d'or were struck again in the Spanish Netherlands about 1615-42 but by then the northern provinces had seceded.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.31 g, .919 fine gold; this specimen is 3.33 gms.
Catalog reference: Delm., 102; Fr-62; DeMey-154.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.