1422-53 France Gold Salut D'OR King Henry VI NGC MS 60

$4,388.00 USD

The France Gold Salut d'Or of King Henry VI, graded NGC MS 60, is a coin of significant historical and numismatic importance. Minted during the period when Henry VI of England also claimed the French throne (1422-1453), this gold coin reflects the complex political landscape of the Hundred Years' War. The Salut d'Or was a high-value coin used for substantial transactions, symbolizing the intertwined fates of England and France during this turbulent era.

The obverse features an elaborate depiction of the Annunciation, with the Archangel Gabriel greeting the Virgin Mary. This religious imagery is surrounded by Latin inscriptions praising the event and includes the king's titles. The intricate design and high level of artistry highlight the coin's significance and the religious devotion of the period.

The reverse side displays the royal coats of arms of both England and France, emphasizing Henry VI's claim to both thrones. The shield is adorned with fleurs-de-lis and lions, symbols of French and English royalty. Inscriptions around the shield typically include religious or royal mottos, reinforcing the legitimacy and authority of Henry VI's rule. The NGC MS 60 grade indicates the coin is in uncirculated condition, with minor imperfections, retaining much of its original luster and detail, making it a desirable piece for collectors and investors.