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Auction LIII  14 Jan 2021
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Lot 3068

Starting price: 2400 USD
Price realized: 2800 USD
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Henry VI, King of England and France (1422-53), Gold Salut d'Or. St Lô Mint, second issue from 6th September 1423, standing figures of Virgin Mary and Angel Gabriel behind shields of France and England, long rayed sunburst above, AVE on scroll downwards between, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark fleur de lis, annulet under R, hERICVS: DEI: GRA: FRACORVm: Z: AGLIE: REX, rev. Latin cross, lis to left, lion to right facing left, h below, tressure of ten arcs surrounding, lis on each cusp, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark fleur de lis, mullet stops, annulet under first C, XPC'*VINCIT* XPC'* REGNAT* XPC'* ImPERAT, weight 3.52g (Elias 271a; Schneider 122; AGC 387B dies 1/a R2; S.8164). Light tone, has been graded by NGC as MS63+, a rare variety. Estimated Value $3,000
NGC Certification 5880621-008. Though NGC have graded a number of Saluts d'Or, 117 at time of writing, they do not break down the mints. It is interesting to note that PCGS do break down the mints they have graded, only 34 pieces in total but none have yet been graded at the time of writing of the St Lô Mint. The gold Salut d'Or was struck through two issues under King Henry VI as King of England and France, the first from February to September of 1423 which is heavier and has a hand of Benediction above the scroll on the obverse. The much more prolific and common lighter second issue has the divine radiance above the scroll and is what is usually encountered like we have here. Issued from 6th September 1423 it was issued at 70 pieces to the mark. It was issued from the Mints of Amiens, Auxerre, Châlons-sur-Marne, Dijon, Le Mans, Paris, Rouen, St Lô, St Quentin and Troyes.
Ex A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd, purchased circa 2006.
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