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    Striking Ultra Cameo Proof Essai 100 Francs

    Charles X gold Proof Essai 100 Francs ND (1824)-A PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC, Paris mint, KM-Unl., Maz-886 (R5), VG-2670 (attributed to 1830). Raised edge lettering. By Tiolier. A wondrous Essai that couples the rarity of its type with the striking presentation of a Proof format to a combined effect that is the envy of the vast majority of coinage within the expansive and encompassing French series. Alternately attributed to either 1824 or 1830, what most immediately strikes the beholder of this entrancing Pattern is its captivating cameo contrast; a thick veil of golden frost embellishes the raised features, which appear satiny and eye-catching from any viewing angle, while the exacting standard of the Proof strike provides a level of expression and detail that leaves a lasting impression. If this were not enough, a subtle yet impactful honeyed tone lies gently over the surfaces, confirming the originality of the piece and further contributing to a marked eye appeal that remains unencumbered by any noteworthy instances of handling. For comparison we reference the most recent auction result that we could locate, a PR64 NGC-certified example (cameo status not described) which sold in an Asian auction for a hammer price of nearly $130,000. Certainly, this offering is at least the equal of that coin, and it doubtlessly serves as one of the numerous highlights of the French series contained within this world-class collection.

    Ex. Numismatica Genvensis Auction 2 (November 2002, Lot 415)

    From the Paramount Collection

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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