French Coins Dating From 59 B.C. In $10M Exhibit At September Long Beach Expo

by CoinNews.net on August 22, 2019 · 2 comments

An exhibit of rare, historic French coins described as the best and most comprehensive ever displayed in the United States will be showcased from the extensive Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) at the September 5-7, 2019 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

Parisii gold Stater

This gold Stater struck by the Parisii in Northern Gaul between 100 to 50 B.C. is one of the many highlights of the Tyrants of the Seine exhibit at the September 2019 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Lyle Engelson/Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.)

Entitled "Tyrants of the Seine," this will be the fifth exhibition in a multi-year series of different displays of portions of the extensive Tyrant Collection, described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

"This exhibit will have nearly 400 coins dating from 59 B.C. with the invading French tribes after the fall of Rome in 476 A.D. through the founding of the Carolingian Dynasty in the 7th century to modern coinage shortly before World War II. I can’t recall ever seeing a better exhibit of French coins outside of France," stated Ira Goldberg President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California.

"This impressive exhibit of many of the finest known rare French coins will be insured for $10 million for the September Long Beach display," added Goldberg who is one of the numismatic professionals providing guidance in assembling the wide-ranging Tyrant Collection of superb quality, historic U.S. and world coins for its anonymous owner.

1346 George-Florin of Philippe VI

This rare George-Florin of Philippe VI struck in 1346 is one of nearly 400 historic French rare coins in the latest exhibit from the unprecedented Tyrant Collection. (Photo credit: Lyle Engelson/Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.)

"The Tyrants of the Seine exhibit will include superb examples of almost every Friedberg number (from the Standard Catalog of World Coins) from the 13th century to 1936 reflecting the Tyrant Collection owner’s patience, ability and determination to collect historic French coins," stated Yifu (Ivan) Che, numismatist at Goldberg Coins & Collectibles who is assisting in the cataloging of the impressive collection.

Napoleon 1815 proof 20 Francs

One of the most famous figures in French history, Napoleon, is depicted on this rare proof 1815 gold 20 Francs coin that will be part of the $10 million Tyrants of the Seine exhibit at the September 2019 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Lyle Engelson/Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.)

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Gold Stater struck by the Parisii in Northern Gaul between 100 to 50 B.C.
  • A rare George-Florin of Philippe VI struck in 1346.
  • 1640 10 Louis d’Or ceremonial or presentation issue of Louis XIII.
  • Historic gold Essai struck in the name of Austrian Emperor Francis I during the coalition’s occupation of France in April 1814.
  • Napoleon’s 1815 Proof 20 Francs struck during the Hundred Days.
  • 1889 Proof 100 Francs of the Second Republic.

The owner of The Tyrant Collection wants to remain anonymous while he shares the collection’s coins with the public for their educational value.

Visitors to the September 2019 Long Beach Expo exhibit (booth #807) can receive a free, illustrated educational booklet about this latest, amazing display. Detailed catalogs with information and illustrations about each coin in the "Tyrants of the Seine" exhibit will be available for $10 each.

The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center at 100 S. Pine Ave. Public hours are Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 7, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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“1889 Proof 100 Francs of the Second Republic.”

This is incorrect. Should be Third Republic

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Richard, you are correct, thank you. The mistake was inadvertently made in the preparation of text for the Tyrants of the Seine announcement. It will be correct in the upcoming exhibit which I hope you will see in person.