Very Rare Brittany Coin Certified by NGC Part of Heritage Auction

Posted on 12/28/2021

The coin is the centerpiece of the NGC-graded Brittany Collection, which is focused on medieval rarities from France.

An example of the last coin issued by an independent Brittany is among more than 150 coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC) in an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale. Bidding is already underway for The Brittany Collection of French Coins Showcase Auction, which concludes January 16, 2022.

The France (1498-99) Brittany Cadière d'Or of Anne graded NGC AU 58 (lot 99036) is the centerpiece of the Brittany Collection. It was issued to celebrate Anne, who from 1488 to 1514 was Duchess of Brittany, a strategic coastal region in what today is northwest France.

France (1498-99) Brittany Cadière d'Or of Anne graded NGC AU 58
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England and France had for centuries vied for influence in the region. In 1491, French King Charles VIII asserted his right to marry Anne. When he died in 1498, the throne went to his successor, Louis XII, who married Anne in 1499. Though Anne sought to maintain the independence of Brittany, it was eventually merged with France after her death in 1514.

Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • a France (1328-1350) Parisis d'Or graded NGC MS 63 (lot 99069)
  • a France (1328-50) Pavillon d'Or graded NGC MS 64★ (lot 99072)
  • a France (1341-64) Brittany Royal d'Or graded NGC AU 53 (lot 99032)
  • a Anglo-Gallic (1362-72) 1 Leopard d'Or of Edward the Black Prince graded NGC AU 58 (lot 99059)
  • an Anglo-Gallic (1422-53) Angelot d'Or graded NGC AU Details (lot 99061)
  • a France 1712A 2 Louis d'Or graded NGC MS 64 (lot 99114)

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