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Gold Franc 1361 - 1364 Jean II Le Bon


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Very nice gold franc, and it looks genuine to me, but the Chinese counterfeiters are getting better everyday, so it's hard to say.

 

I would suggest sending it to NGC to be sure.

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Very nice gold franc, and it looks genuine to me, but the Chinese counterfeiters are getting better everyday, so it's hard to say.

 

I would suggest sending it to NGC to be sure.

 

 

hiho ... thank you !!!

Yes ..... may be .... but I do not think it's some kind of Chinese production ..... but it's possible that this coin was illegally mint some time after Jean II died.

 

A few details: wheight is 3.81 g, 27-28 mm in diameter and ~0.62 mm thick.

 

I have also a Gold Franc of his son, Charles V - Franc a Pied

wheight is 3.73 g, 28-29 mm in diameter and ~0.62 - 0.65 mm thick.

Y1364_80FraAUFr1m.jpg

 

 

And I have the same question: Is it genuine or some kind of imitation?

 

Thanks,

Serguei

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I'm not sure but if it is original it certainly is a lovely coin.

 

Dear Hussulo,

what is the reason that you think these coins are dubious?

I really would like to discuss them with someone having experience with gold french medieval coins

Thanks a lot for your interest to them,

Serguei

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Dear Hussulo,

what is the reason that you think these coins are dubious?

I really would like to discuss them with someone having experience with gold french medieval coins

Thanks a lot for your interest to them,

Serguei

 

I have no reason and they are most likely real however I have no authority or enough knowledge to call them genuine.

 

Do you have a reason to doubt their authenticity?

 

Have you weighed them?

 

I do have a couple of French hammered gold coins but I don't actively collect them. All I know about them is what I see and read from past auctions.

 

As a pointer can you tell me how you determine the person they are minted for? The designs for the Franc à pied are quite similar. The legend on the one you show to me looks a lot like this one which is for Charles V:

 

http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.ph...25&Lot=3103

 

I have found other ones:

http://www.coinarchives.com/w/results.php?...amp;results=100

 

but none for Jean II Le Bon.

 

Regards,

Hus

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