France, Charles VIII Half-Ecu d'or au Soleil AU53

Price

Price: £ 1,950.00 US$ 2371.69
€ 2268.52
AUD 3449.14
CHF 2276.82
CAD 3047.62
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  • Rates for: 7/5/2022
  • SKU: EM13531
Description
France, Charles VIII (1483-98), gold Half-Ecu d'Or au Soleil, Paris mint, first issue (11 September 1483), KAROLVS DEI GRA FRACORV REX, crowned arms, small sun above, rev. XPS VINCIT REGNAT ET IMPERAT, floriated cross, 1.71g (Dup. 578; Fr 319). Well struck, in PCGS holder graded AU53, note the spelling mistake in FRANCORV, though the "point secret" definitely under the 18th letter on the full reverse legend, therefore Paris and not St Lô, pleasant and scarce.
 
PCGS Certification 802886.53/38195000.
Provenance:
Ex Sincona Auction 46, 14 May 2018, lot 317, wrongly attributed to Louis XII and St Lô mint at the time.
 
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