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1640 countermark on a Francois I Douzain a la Croisette, Ciani 1170, Duplessy 927, Sombart 4368.

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1640 countermark on a Francois I Douzain a la Croisette, Ciani 1170, Duplessy 927, Sombart 4368.
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Host Coin of Francois I (ruled 1515-1547), Vlack 1f Type - 1640 countermark on a Francois I Douzain a la Croisette, Ciani 1170, Duplessy 927, Sombart 4368. Authorized March 19, 1541. Very Fine countermark on a Very Good to Fine host coin. The center of the obverse is weak, but the peripheral legend is mostly strong on this side, while the reverse has a stronger central cross with the legends a bit weaker. Attractively toned, the reverse with some light encrustation that could likely be removed. The countermark placed exactly where the mintmark was located. A fairly plentiful issue as a regular struck coin, Sombart lists 25 different mintmarks (and some marks used by multiple mints), and though the Francois I issues are still rare with the 1640 countermark, this host coin is what one usually finds.