Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Unusual French Vesta Coin

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 3 / Views: 154Next Topic  
New Member

United Kingdom
2 Posts
 Posted 05/06/2021  09:50 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kilian to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone - I have this lovely item I want to sell and wanted to find out more about it. It is a vesta case and the front and back are coins as shown. Can anyone decipher the hallmarks and give me any info about it including the best price I could expect for it?
Many thanks








Pillar of the Community
United States
581 Posts
 Posted 05/06/2021  10:27 am  Show Profile   Check yellow88's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add yellow88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a match case reproduction.

I am not an expert but appears indicative of those made in SE Asia during the 1970's for export to Europe.
New Member
United Kingdom
2 Posts
 Posted 05/06/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kilian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi thanks - does that mean that it is not silver as I thought those were French hallmarks?
Many thanks
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
8721 Posts
 Posted 05/06/2021  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I am not an expert but appears indicative of those made in SE Asia during the 1970's for export to Europe.

That makes sense. I remember seeing these in tobacconists' shops in France in the mid-1970s and wondering why anyone would vandalize valuable coins to produce them!
  Previous TopicReplies: 3 / Views: 154Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.19 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05