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I seen a coin described as "piedfort"
What does this mean and how can you tell if a coin is piedfort.

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 Posted 05/25/2011  10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JackB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen a Piedfort silver Maple Leaf coin, from 2010. I think the term can also apply to any heavy, special medallion, like a commemorative.
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 Posted 05/25/2011  11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add appleangel07 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Piedfort
A term that means "double thick," it usually refers to French coins that were made in a double thickness to signify double value.
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 Posted 05/25/2011  1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
on the left of this screen, and up a bit, you'll see a link to "Glossary" - and a very handy link it is !
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 Posted 05/25/2011  8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, "piedfort" are double-thickness coins, struck for collectors. The glossary doesn't tell you how to pronounce it. It's a French loanword and usually pronounced in the French fashion, something like "P.A.4" - three syllables, with the "D" and "T" silent.
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 Posted 05/25/2011  11:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I recently sold a number of these double thick .925 sterling silver proofs from the UK Royal Mint here though the SELL section.
I did not know this was the term until now.
Yes, I have double thick crowns and such like this yet in my collection and the certificate says Piedfort. Heck, I thought Piedfort was someplace in Wales or Scotland? Thank you,
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