½ écu - Honoré II

Features

Issuer Monaco
Prince Honoré II (1612-1662)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1643
Value ½ Ecu = 30 Sols
Currency Livre tournois (781-1795)
Composition Silver
Weight 13.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 308727
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Obverse

Armoured bust right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ HONORATVS . II . D : G : PRINCEPS . MONOECI

Translation: Honoré II, prince of Monaco by the grace of God.

Reverse

Grimaldi arms.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ DVX . VALENT : PAR . FRANCIÆ . ET . C : 1643

Translation:
Dux Valentiae par Franciae et Comes.
Duke of Valentinois in France and Count.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1643 

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ écu - Honoré IIPicture 1 of a sold ½ écu - Honoré II
V. Gadoury
Auction 2021
Lot 261
Internet Archive
Oct 22, 2021 USD 43 808.03
(EUR 45 000.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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