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1720-A 20 Sols French Colonies, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1720-A 20 Sols French Colonies, MS
Date 1720
Grade MS63
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 1001754
Denomination 20C
Mint Mark A

1720-A MS France 20 Sols Livre d'Argent, Paris Mint, Gadoury-296, Hodder-1, MS63 NGC. Die alignment: 180?. A lovely piece, with a firm strike and iridescent toning in the peripheries. Some hairlines on the obverse are noted, particularly at the king's throat. A small reverse scratch extends from NOMEN to the crown, but can barely detract from the coin's eye appeal. These were struck as livres d'argent under an edict of December 4, 1719, setting their value at 20 sols or 1/6 ecu, though this valuation did not last for long. Listed on page 54 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15218, realized $1440. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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