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1670-A 5 Sol

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Type Coin
Title 1670-A 5 Sol
Date 1670
Grade AU53
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 158627
Denomination 5 Sol
Mint Mark A

1670-A 5SOL French Colonies 5 Sols, Breen-256, W-11605, Martin 2-G. R.6, AU53 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. These highly important North American Colonial coins were authorized by Louis XIV on February 19, 1670, and struck later that year, being the first French Colonial pieces explicitly struck for their American possessions. This attractive original example has slate gray toning with gold highlights and a couple areas of darker coloration on the obverse. The reverse, which features some heavy die cracks, is somewhat softer in hue, with a blush of pink to the gray background. A high-grade piece, Martin lists no uncirculated 5 sols of this die combination in his census. Listed on page 54 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15019, realized $13200. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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