4 Francs - Norodom I Pattern

Features

Country Cambodia
King Norodom (1860-1904)
Type Pattern
Years 1875-1899
Value 4 Francs (4)
Currency Franc (1860-1953)
Composition Gold
Weight 27.68 g
Diameter 34.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 185094
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Fr# 2a
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Bare head of Nordom I left

Lettering:
NORDOM I ROI DU CAMBODGE
G. WURDEN
1860

Engraver: G. Würden

Reverse

Coat of arms

Lettering: · QUATRE FRANCS ·

Engraver: G. Würden

Comments

Uncertain mint (Birmingham, Brussels, or Phnom Pehn). Dated 1860, but struck circa 1875-1899.
Similar to X#E9, listed in silver.
   
Recorded sales:

  • Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 103, 14 September 2018, lot #989. Sold for 12,000.00 USD + buyer's premium, in EF condition, lustrous, rim nicks.
  • Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XIX Auction, 04 January 2016, lot #2274. Sold for 19,000.00 USD + buyer's premium, in EF condition, lustrous, rim nicks.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1875-1899)  Restrike

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