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412, Lot: 776. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. François I le Pére et Restaurateur des Lettres (the Father and Restorer of Letters). 1515-1547. AV Écu d’or au soleil du Dauphiné (27mm, 3.41 g, 9h). First type. Saint-Pourçain mint; mm: pellet under 11th letter of obverse legend. First emission, struck before 1528. Coat-of-arms; sunburst above / Cross fleurée, with polylobe in center. Duplessy 782; Ciani 1082; Friedberg 354. Good VF.

From the Norman Frank Collection, purchased from Andy Singer.