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1640 countermark on a 1550-F [Angers Mint] Henri II Douzain aux Croissants, Ciani 1305, Duplessy 997

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1640 countermark on a 1550-F [Angers Mint] Henri II Douzain aux Croissants, Ciani 1305, Duplessy 997
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Host Coin of Henri II (ruled 1547-1559), Vlack 1g Type - 1640 countermark on a 1550-F [Angers Mint] Henri II Douzain aux Croissants, Ciani 1305, Duplessy 997, Sombart 4380. Beginning with Henri II dates appeared on the billon coinage, and the various mints that struck these coins consistently put their letter or symbol mintmark on the dies used, making the series from this point on much easier to organize (though the earlier issues often had much smaller mintages which often allows for the exact date of coinage to be known, something quite unusual in numismatics!); the Ciani and Duplessy references do not go into much detail on the various mints, while the Sombart work has extensive detail on mints, as well as original mintage figures. Fine, well struck and on a nice, large planchet, the countermark is at the center of the obverse, the F mintmark at the base of the shield on this side, and the date on the reverse at the upper left periphery; the F mintmark is associated with the Angers mint in this era, though Sombart notes that the cities of Turpin and Daudes also used this mintmark for the year 1550. The legends are mostly strong, and there is good design detail on both sides, while the color is a pleasing medium golden hue, with traces of the original silver color around some of the letters and design.