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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1245. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PLANTAGENET. Edward III. 1327-1377. AV Noble (7.67 g, 12h). Pre-treaty period, series F/Gb or Gc mule. London mint. Struck 1356-1361. King standing facing in ship; ornaments -11-11-, ropes 3/3, quatrefoils 3/4. lis 3; E’s broken in legend, saltire stops, double A in FRANC / Ornate cross with lis at ends and small E in center, crowned lions in quarters; all within tressure of eight arches; im: cross pattée, small annulet stops, unbroken C and E, small lis by lion in 2nd quarter. Lawrence dies AQ/7-8; Schneider 37-38 var. (Gg reverse; same obv. die); North 1173/1183; SCBC 1489/1490. Near EF, a few minor marks on edge. Well struck. Rare.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection.

The series F obverse die used for this coin was muled with both Gb-Gc and Gg reverses.