Struck during the reign of John II of France, he was also called John the Good (French: Jean le Bon), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1350 until his death in 1364. When John II came to power, France was facing several disasters: the Black Death, which caused the death of nearly half of its population; popular revolts known as Jacqueries; free companies (Grandes Compagnies) of routiers who plundered the country; and English aggression that resulted in disastrous military losses, including the Battle of Poitiers of 1356, in which John was captured. King with sceptre, standingunder Gothic dais/Rev: Floriated cross, flour de lis in angles. A nearly 800 year old gold coin and still in near gem condition. A U.S. coin of similar quality and rarity would sell for $100k or more. We feel these are very undervalued and collectors/investors around the world have started to take notice in recent years.