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1796 French Coin The Coin Has Crowns On The Back Side

 
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 Posted 01/18/2021  12:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add debgl0511 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I am Colorado girl and have some coins from Grandpa's war trunk. They have been in storage in the trunk since at least 1960s. I would think the trunk sat untouched for years in the attic.

I need some help identifying this coin. I know it is in pretty bad shape but hoping someone can tell me a little bit about this coin so I can list it for sale.

thanks
Deb

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 Posted 01/18/2021  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


This appears to be a crown of the DUchy of Brabant if it is about the size of a silver dollar: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces23333.html

If I were listing this for sale, I would title it BELGIUM - AUSTRIAN NETHERLANDS - BRABANT, 1 CROWN 1798.



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 Posted 01/18/2021  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not French but Austrian Netherlands. it is a Kronenthaler or a fraction of a Kronenthaler, depending on size. Here is a link to what it looks like in better shape: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces23333.html

The value in this condition, very worn and with a hole, is unfortunately not more than the silver value, so depending on size something like 5-20 $.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As pointed out by @erafjel, because of the condition (and low value as a numismatic collectible), you might want to keep it as a family heirloom.

If your grandfather served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II, he may have gotten this coin in Belgium (location of the Battle of the Bulge, known locally as the Bataille des Ardennes). My wife's father served in that part of Europe.

And, if you have more coins you can't identify, everyone here is glad to help!

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 Posted 01/18/2021  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/19/2021  05:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although this coin was struck as a coin of the Austrian Netherlands, it didn't circulate there anymore in 1798. The Austrian Netherlands were invaded by France and annexed to the French Republic in 1795.
These kronenthalers were still struck to be used as a trade coinage and they circulated in Austrian areas.
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