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France / French Colonies. 1725 H ecu. La Rochelle mint. Breen-385. Mint State, salvaged.

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France / French Colonies. 1725 H ecu. La Rochelle mint. Breen-385. Mint State, salvaged.

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France / French Colonies. 1725 H ecu. La Rochelle mint. Breen-385. Mint State, salvaged. From the 1725 wreck of Le Chameau. 18.6 grams. Despite losing almost half its weight from seawater corrosion, this piece retains a wealth of detail on both sides, far more than typically encountered from this famous North American wreck. The date is a little soft, some dark plaque beneath it. The obverse is medium gray at center, navy blue at peripheries, while the reverse is more mottled shades of gray. Breen accorded the ecus found amidst the wreckage of Le Chameau numbers in his 1988 Encyclopedia, and most specialists in French colonial issues have attempted to obtain something from the ship, which was bound to pay troops in New France. Specimens appear far less frequently than they once did.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7042

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France / French Colonies. 1725 H ecu. La Rochelle mint. Breen-385. Mint State, salvaged. From the 1725 wreck of Le Chameau. 18.6 grams. Despite losing almost half its weight from seawater corrosion, this piece retains a wealth of detail on both sides, far more than typically encountered from this famous North American wreck. The date is a little soft, some dark plaque beneath it. The obverse is medium gray at center, navy blue at peripheries, while the reverse is more mottled shades of gray. Breen accorded the ecus found amidst the wreckage of Le Chameau numbers in his 1988 Encyclopedia, and most specialists in French colonial issues have attempted to obtain something from the ship, which was bound to pay troops in New France. Specimens appear far less frequently than they once did.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 7042

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