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KM-478.6 variety, Louis XV type.  Struck at the Montpellier mint.

A half dollar-sized silver coin of the same type as was recovered from the wreck of the Le Chameau, a French supply ship destined for North America which sank off the coast of Nova Scotia (quite near where your author will be golfing in just one week’s time) in 1725, taking with it a veritable time capsule of French gold and silver coins destined to circulate in North America.

And while the silver pieces salvaged from that wreck were in decrepit condition (and that’s an understatement), this is a fantastic, original, colorfully toned Ch. AU example which would fit nicely into a de-luxe early American colonial cabinet.


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Coin #: 258656  |  Cert. #: 45205894

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