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1714 Coin-Cant Seem To Find Info On This-Please Help!

 
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 Posted 08/01/2021  4:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mikeyworms to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Picked up @ estate but cant seem to find anything on it. Please help! Is It France/Spanish? What is the Minted? How would I value It since I cant find any info on it?
I Paid $50 which I thought was a Good price. Thanks so Much as usual!!







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 Posted 08/01/2021  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1774, Silver Ecu of France, old bust of Louis XV. Looks like "Q" mintmark, which indicates Perpignan mint
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 Posted 08/01/2021  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one for sale at cgb.fr. The 1774-Q had a mintage of over half a million and is more common than the 1771-Q.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a pretty good score.
Here is a recent eBay sale. Slightly higher grade, and I can't tell from photos if yours has been cleaned, but I think you did well.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174757595124
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 Posted 08/01/2021  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If this was a US coin from 18th century, I would say it looks like it had adjustment marks. I have no idea if the country of issue used adjustment marks, if not, then there's some serious damage (or some thief trying to scrape off some silver for himself).
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 Posted 08/01/2021  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks adjusted to me.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Adjustment marks are commonly encountered on French silver coins from about 1645 to 1792. These are not too bad, since the portrait is largely intact.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree @t360.

The eBay sale I posted has adjustment marks reverse like OP's coin, but also some scratches obverse that do not look like adjustment.

I can't tell if OPs coin has been cleaned, or if the brightness is a photo artifact.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint mark Q (located under the wreath ribbon on the reverse) seems to be nearly illegible. However the heart in the reverse legend and the incuse triangle within the circle under the bust (mint director's marks) are sufficient to identify the mint. There is a bump or edge defect at 10 o'clock on the obverse. There may also be some hairlines from an old cleaning in the obverse fields. However, the Louis XV Old Heads are notoriously hard to find in really nice condition. I think this one would sell on eBay for around $120-$150.
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