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Modern European coins except the euro => France => Topic started by: bagerap on December 27, 2017, 11:49:50 AM

Title: Copper coin or jeton imitative of Louis d'Or Lunettes
Post by: bagerap on December 27, 2017, 11:49:50 AM
Copper piece dated 1779 and bearing the shields of France and Navarre, very much like a gold Louis but I can't find it listed.
Appears to be a privy mark on the obverse which seems familiar, but no matching record.
29 mm, 3.3 gr. Coin rotation.

Title: Re: Copper coin or jeton imitative of Louis d'Or Lunettes
Post by: Figleaf on December 27, 2017, 03:57:35 PM
Looks like a cast copy of a double Louis d'or (KM 575.1, note that this date is not listed for Paris) to me. See the C in CHRS.REGN, which is almost closed. Original is 16.316 grams, so it should be way too thin.

The heron below the bust and the A between the CoA's are the correct marks for Paris.

Too light to be deceptive, so most likely to be gilded for jewellery purposes.

Peter
Title: Re: Copper coin or jeton imitative of Louis d'Or Lunettes
Post by: bagerap on December 30, 2017, 02:20:08 PM
There's no seam to the edge and I get the impression that it's struck from crudely made dies.
Title: Re: Copper coin or jeton imitative of Louis d'Or Lunettes
Post by: redwine on December 30, 2017, 03:28:54 PM
Rather nice 8)
My guess gilded and used for a game of cards much like the 'In Memory of the Good Old Days' pieces.