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Old French pieces - one of Letzeburg?

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 Posted 05/11/2007  01:57 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NumisMattyUk to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



OK what do you think of these and what's to do with this one from "Letzeburg"?

Can anyone tell me something about these I have collected. Thanks...

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 Posted 05/11/2007  04:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Now, to your coins...

"Letzeburg" is German (or perhaps Luxembourgish) for "Luxembourg" and appears sometimes on their coins.

The aluminium ones with "Travail Familie Patrie" were issued during WWII by the collaborationist Vichy State.

The 1920 half franc is from Switzerland; both it and the old 50 centimes are made of silver.
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 Posted 05/11/2007  07:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ageka to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Luxemburg has their own dialect they call Letzemburgisch or something like it
It is mainly very difficult german if they pardon my simplification

Untill the Euro their money was coined in belgium
They would all accept the belgian coins but the belgians would not accept the luxemburger coins even if the rate was allways one on one

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 Posted 05/11/2007  08:14 am  Show Profile Check maudry's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just some additions to the Luxembourg coin.
Letzeburg (or Letzebuerg in the new spelling) is the Luxembourgish word for the country. On the modern coins you will only find legends in French or Luxemburgish on the coins.
Your coin has been first released in 1952 and could be found in circulation until +/-1989. In 1965 a new type has been released with the head of the New Grand-Duke. In the early 80s people started to collect this coin and it had almost completely disappeared from circulation.
The coin is still well known in Luxembourg as Feierstepler.
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 Posted 05/13/2007  05:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Banjax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hey sap, iv a good few of those swiss 1/2 francs and french 50 centimes, you said the old ones were made of silver. what year did both countries change the composition of the coins?
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