François II, 1559-B

Duplessy 1023; Friedberg -, PCGS graded XF-45

The weakness of Francois II is underlined by his continuation of the henri d’or denomination (with doubles and halves). This still featured the portrait of his father, Henri II, and his name as if he somehow still reigned and Francois II was invisible.

Rouen, in name of and types of Henri II. HENRICVS · II · DEI · G · FRANCOR · REX ·, cuirassed bust of Henri II right. Reverse: (sun) DVM TOTVM COMPLEAT ORBEM 1559, cross composed of four crowned Hs, with alternating lis and crescents in the angles.

Ex MDC Monaco (1 December 2017), 413