France Franc à Pied (Fakes are possible) 1365
If it is a genuine coin, you have a valuable item. That's great. The gold coins come from medieval France during the reign of king Charles V 'the wise.' The inscriptions read KAROLVS (Charles) DI GR (by grace) FRAnCORV (France) REX (king) and VINCIT (conquer) REGNAT (govern) IMPERAT (rule).
The coin in our image comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany where it sold for 1500 euros, about $2000 US dollars, in a 2014 auction. This gives an idea of the value of these coins. I've seen them sell as low as $800 and as high as $7000, depending on condition and overall eye appeal. Each coin stands on its own merits, so assigning exact pricing is essentially impossible. One thing is for sure: it is a valuable coin. Take your coin to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person inspection. If you would like to send us pictures, we may be able to estimate value with some accuracy. To do this, start an e-mail exchange with CoinQuest.
As with all valuable coins, counterfeits abound. The small image to the right is a modern-day reproduction in non-precious metal. Unscrupulous people make them out of gold or gold-plated silver. When buying or selling coins like this, always deal with people you trust. If you don't have established relationships with trustworthy coin dealers, build up such relationships on lower-valued coins first, then graduate to something like this coin.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: seeker, Fri, 29-Aug-2014 11:27:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 29-Aug-2014 14:05:34 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 20-May-2017 20:59:06 GMT
Requester description: Hammered gold coin on face king stand up on feet with cross on chest with lises on left and right.On other face cross with tripple trefoils terminals with double crown and double lis on diagonals all on doubble rose, 4 petals are sharp angle (diagonals)and 4 petals are rounded (vertical and horizontal)
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