French Colonies

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six deniers

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This specimen was lot 20593 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $9,987.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Nouvelle France. Louis XIIII silver 5 Sols 1670-A, special colonial issue struck with the reverse legend "GLORIAM REGNI TVI DICENT" and intended for circulation in the French West Indies and Canada. AU50 NGC, a choice example with well-struck details and superb old-time patina. Listed in Charlton Canadian Coins 65th edition on page 5 and in the Red Book 66th edition on page 52 under colonial issues. Very rare and historically important issue, and an exceptionally attractive coin."
Fr Colonies 1670A 5 sols rev Heritage 3021-20593.jpg

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