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One Of Canada's Scarcest Coins For Sale Today - 1670 15 Sols

 
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 Posted 01/10/2022  2:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Smallcentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been following this auction for a while.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/french-col...-dailystatus

This 1670 15 sols is considered to be a Canadian colonial coin and with the exception of the 1670 2 sols and the 1911 dollar is perhaps the scarcest of Canadian coins.

This is the first one up for auction in quite a while and is one of perhaps a handful out there. I would not be surprised to see it break $100,000.

At one stage when I got back into coins I mulled trying to get one of these (I have the 5 sols) but I am not pursuing this one........
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 Posted 01/10/2022  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CAmint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting piece!
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 Posted 01/10/2022  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an interesting and scarce coin, but I believe it's about as relevant to Canadian coins as the1916c sovereign.
To each their own.
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01/10/2022 7:25 pm
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 Posted 01/10/2022  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Smallcentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/10/2022  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a very nice piece, and I would love to add it to my French collection. However, I'm not in a position right now to afford it. And my wife would kill me.
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 Posted 01/10/2022  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Smallcentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just as a PS DBM....

Obviously there is debate and no real proof about where the 1670 coins were sent and circulated. However, my grandfather picked up two of the 5 sols in Ottawa between around 1900 and around 1930 along with many, many hundreds of pre-Confederation tokens and essentially no other coins from French colonies. These examples may have migrated from a distant French colony to Ottawa from at some point after 1670 and before 1930. That would have taken a pretty unusual set of circumstances to happen.
I would be much more inclined to believe that they came to Canada in the early years of the French rule in Canada and stayed in Quebec/Ontario for the intervening years.

So I will take the position that the 1670 coins did at least in part come here.
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