Haiti 25 centimes L'an 17 - varieties

Started by CameronK, November 19, 2016, 06:20:57 AM

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CameronK

Hello! I found this piece on an auction site recently. I have a couple of questions. I'd like someone's opinion of the grade. I'd call it 'good' but I'd like to know others opinions.

Also, I've seen references to a Large 4, Small 4 and various portrait varieties. Can anyone recommend a resource for reading more about the varieties?

Thanks!

Cameron
Durham, NC
Why? I coax stories out of unidentified coins.

Figleaf

I think you discovered a black hole: there is no specialised publication of Haitian coins I am aware of. Start one today :)

Personally, I would grade this coin at vg+. The silhouet is almost complete and there is some detail of the deeper parts of the face left. Many Haitian coins are in a bad state, due to a hot and moist climate and sweaty hands, but I'd still be tempted to wait for a coin in a better state if it would be affordable.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

CameronK

Thank you for the opinion. I have a few projects set aside for my retirement years, maybe I'll do that!
Why? I coax stories out of unidentified coins.