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Edward III Gold Double Leopard, 1344
The double leopard is a very rare coin, as it was only produced for 6 months during 1344 and only three examples survive. England did not have regular gold coinage in this period , with French and Italian gold coins being used instead, the double leopard was an attempt at introducing an English coin. These coins failed due to being made at too high a value and so not being commercially viable as currency. The coin is also interesting because it shows Edward III showing his claim to the throne of France, with many fleur-de-lis in the background behind the throne.

Edward III Gold Double Leopard, 1344

The double leopard is a very rare coin, as it was only produced for 6 months during 1344 and only three examples survive. England did not have regular gold coinage in this period , with French and Italian gold coins being used instead, the double leopard was an attempt at introducing an English coin. These coins failed due to being made at too high a value and so not being commercially viable as currency. The coin is also interesting because it shows Edward III showing his claim to the throne of France, with many fleur-de-lis in the background behind the throne.

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