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France. 1644-A 1/4 ecu. Paris mint. KM-161. AU-55 (NGC). Ex. Eliasberg

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France. 1644-A 1/4 ecu. Paris mint. KM-161. AU-55 (NGC). Ex. Eliasberg

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France. 1644-A 1/4 ecu. Paris mint. KM-161. AU-55 (NGC). An attractive specimen with one of the most famous provenances in numismatics: the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. collection. Lustrous silver gray with toning highlights of pastel blue and pale gold. Some scattered planchet pits are seen, common with French silver coins of this era, a few vestiges of planchet adjustment at centers of each side, some very minor hairlines. A handsome and little worn piece, representative of the Louis XIV Young Head type. Ecus of this type are known to have been included in the 1704 Castine Deposit, secreted in a cove on the coast of Maine, and similar quarter ecus were also a part of that hoard; this is a type that would have circulated in New England, Nouvelle France, and the French islands of the West Indies with which all coastal American colonies traded frequently. The Eliasberg provenance is noted on the NGC holder. This piece hit the market along with a small number of other world minors after the sale of the enormous Eliasberg Collection of world gold coins. I have a small number of other relatively inexpensive world coins with the Eliasberg pedigree; feel free to inquire.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade AU55
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 2785137001

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France. 1644-A 1/4 ecu. Paris mint. KM-161. AU-55 (NGC). An attractive specimen with one of the most famous provenances in numismatics: the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. collection. Lustrous silver gray with toning highlights of pastel blue and pale gold. Some scattered planchet pits are seen, common with French silver coins of this era, a few vestiges of planchet adjustment at centers of each side, some very minor hairlines. A handsome and little worn piece, representative of the Louis XIV Young Head type. Ecus of this type are known to have been included in the 1704 Castine Deposit, secreted in a cove on the coast of Maine, and similar quarter ecus were also a part of that hoard; this is a type that would have circulated in New England, Nouvelle France, and the French islands of the West Indies with which all coastal American colonies traded frequently. The Eliasberg provenance is noted on the NGC holder. This piece hit the market along with a small number of other world minors after the sale of the enormous Eliasberg Collection of world gold coins. I have a small number of other relatively inexpensive world coins with the Eliasberg pedigree; feel free to inquire.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade AU55
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 2785137001

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