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10701401

Graded NGC MS 67+

Triton XXI, Lot: 1401. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PLANTAGENET. Edward III. 1327-1377. AV Noble (34mm, 2h). Fourth coinage, Post-Treaty period, Group III. Calais mint. Struck 1369-1377. (voided quatrefoil) ЄDW ΛRD’ · DI · GRΛ · RЄX · ΛnL’ · Z · FRAnC’ · DnS · hIB’ · Z · ΛQVIT (salitre stops), Edward standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; ornaments 1-1-1-1, ropes 3/1, quatrefoils 4/4, lis 4; flag at stern / + IhC : ΛVTЄm : TRΛNSIЄNS : PЄR : mЄDIVm : ILLORVm : IBAT, voided short cross potent over cross fleurée, pellets flanking top and bottom lis; in each angle, crown over lion passant over voided trefoil; at center, Є and pellet within quadrilobe; all within polylobe, with trefoils in spandrels. Lawrence 1*; Doubleday –; Schneider –; North 1281; SCBC 1521. In NGC encapsulation, graded MS 67+.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Heritage 3044 (3 January 2016), lot 31223 (hammer $19,000).

An extraordinary grade for a hammerd coin, MS67+ is usually only reserved for modern milled coins in exceptional states of preservation. Not only is this the highest grade awarded to a Noble to date, but indeed to any hammered gold coin in the entire English series, by two grades!