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1640 countermark on a 1594 Key with D [Le Lauzet Mint] Henri IV Douzain aux Deux H, 1st type. Ciani

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1640 countermark on a 1594 Key with D [Le Lauzet Mint] Henri IV Douzain aux Deux H, 1st type.  Ciani
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This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 18:17UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Host Coin of Henri IV (ruled 1590-1610), Vlack 1k Type - 1640 countermark on a 1594 Key with D [Le Lauzet Mint] Henri IV Douzain aux Deux H, 1st type. Ciani Unlisted, Duplessy 1246, Sombart 4418. Very Fine, well struck with the legends full, the date particularly strong, the unusual key mintmark before it weaker but all there. Very pleasing antique pewter color, the surfaces hard, quite attractive. The countermark is weakly impressed on the obverse so does not cause as much flattening on the reverse. This was the only year this rare mint struck this design; though a fair number (17) were traced by Sombart, it is much rarer than that with a 1640 countermark applied. The French mints usually had a letter or number as their mintmark, though a few had unusual designs – the key is the most striking of these.