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A Mint-Produced Fourrée


CNG 75, Lot: 392. Estimate $200. Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. Fourrée EL 1/24 Stater (0.41 g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Palmette motif / Incuse square punch. Unpublished as a fourrée, but cf. CNG 72, 775 and CNG 67, 711 for non-fourrée specimens from the same dies. VF.

The existence of this fourrée proves that the same mint produced authentic and counterfeit coins at the same time.