Starting Price: 12 000 USD
Price realized: 16 000 USD
Edward III (1327-77), Gold Guyennois d'Or, third issue (c.1362). La Rochelle Mint, armoured crowned figure of King walking right, holding quartered shield and sword, standing over opposing lions, all within Gothic portico, R mint mark to upper right, Latin legend and outer toothed border surrounding, ED D GRA REX A G LI E DO AQVT A IE, the LI inverted in relation to remainder of legend, rev. pellet at centre of quatrefoil in cross fleury, lis and lion in opposing angles, all within 16 arc tressure, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, double pellet in annulet stops, none after second and sixth words, +GLA: In EXELCIS: DEO: ET: In TERRA: PAX: hOIBVS, weight 3.85g (Elias 48; cf. SCH 26; AGC 54A dies 3/-; S.8045). Lightly toned, a little weakly struck in part due to some double striking, the reverse die not noted with the lack of stops after "in" at both places, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS62, the only piece graded by both services yjus currently the finest graded. Estimated Value $15,000
NGC Certification 5880621-003. The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Edward by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Aquitaine" and on reverse "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men" taken from the Bible.