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A Mint State Eighteenth Century French Copper

 
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 Posted 11/24/2021  6:12 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today's mail brought this new coin for my collection. It is a French 1774-W Liard which has been graded MS-62 "Brown" by NGC. It is a very nice example, struck during the reign of Louis XV.

This is the fourth mint state eighteenth century European coin that I have purchased for my collection. As always, I wish I knew the story of how and why it was saved nearly 250 years ago.



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 Posted 11/24/2021  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very impressive, thanks for sharing.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice copper, congrats!
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 Posted 11/24/2021  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not so sure about the MS-62 grade,
but in the (lower) grade that I see, it is still a rare coin anyway, and in fact, the best I have seen for this type.

Normally seen very heavily circulated.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice acquisition. Beautiful piece.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
they need loads of copper for French ships and cannons. most likely been sitting in some sort of metal tin or olde wooden tobacco case
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 Posted 11/25/2021  03:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, these rarely come in such good condition. Congrats!
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 Posted 11/25/2021  03:50 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup, Paul!

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I wish I knew the story of how and why it was saved nearly 250 years ago.

This was the time many wealthy people did "The Grand Tour" - maybe it was brought back among loose change and spent decades lying in a drawer in a stately home...
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