Starting Price: 16 000 USD
Price realized: 22 000 USD
Edward the Black Prince (1362-72), Gold Noble Guyennois à l'E or Pavillon d'Or, second issue (c.1363-4). Bordeaux Mint, robed Prince standing over two opposing lions, flowers in hair, pointing finger and holding upright sword, four feathers surrounding bending right, all within Gothic portico and tressure of arcs, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, double voided quatrefoil stops, additional voided quatrefoil at start of legend, *ED'** PO** Gn'S** REG' AnGL** PnCS** AQI., rev. Gothic E at centre of cross quernée, lion and lis in angles, large trefoils in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, +DnS** AIVTO** Z** PTECIO** Me** Z** IIPO** SPAVIT** COR** mEvm** B, weight 4.39g (Elias 154c; SCH 55; AGC 161B 4/a; S.8126). One slight rim chip, otherwise good very fine and very rare with the lion in first angle, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as MS62. Estimated Value $20,000
PCGS Certification 34312617. At the time of writing this coin appears to be the second finest graded example at NGC and none appear to have been graded by PCGS. The abbreviated Latin legends should read in full on obverse as "Edwardvs, Primo Genitvs Regis Anglie Princeps Aqvitanie" which translates as "Edward, first born of the King of England, Prince of Aquitaine." On the reverse the full Latin legend should be "Dominus adjutor et protector meum et in ipso speravit cor mevm" which translates as "The Lord is my strength and my shield, and my heart hath trusted him", a Psalm from the Bible.