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    My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Consider being more than 140 years old, it's not in bad shape. Thanks for looking.

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  2. #2
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    I love it!!!! Great job!
    Troy Ounce

  3. #3
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Looks silver. Is it?
    Proletarier aller Laender vereinigt euch!

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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Cool find.

    The Trezurhunter.

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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Mightyheart
    Looks silver. Is it?
    No, it is copper and it's very dark; I took the picture from an angle so I could get the detail. It seems to me that Europeans did not like use silver for coins; Did early europeans use gold-base monetary system?

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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Now thats cool, sweet find


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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yinzi50
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Mightyheart
    Looks silver. Is it?
    No, it is copper and it's very dark; I took the picture from an angle so I could get the detail. It seems to me that Europeans did not like use silver for coins; Did early europeans use gold-base monetary system?
    I have some gold French 20 Francs coins that date from the 1860s to the early 1900s. I know there are earlier gold Franc coins too. Don't know about silver but I would not be suprised if they had those too. Most European countries had gold coins in the mid to late 1800s. These have been my favorite gold to buy in the last 6 months. Low premiums on VF to AU coins that were actual money over 100 years ago. Also, you get smaller sized coins; the modern bullion fractionals have super high premiums now. I also have some Prussian 20 and 10 Mark coins, Spanish pesetas, Swiss Francs, etc. Wonderful coins.

    I believe that these old European gold coins will be popular here in the future.

    Jim

    R.I.P. Rich Hartford

  8. #8
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    That's pretty crazy that something that old would be in US circulation.....Very nice find though!

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    2011 Finds- Clad Coins Found:  $9.98,  Silver Coins Found: 0, Wheat Cents Found: 3, Rings Found: 3

  10. #10

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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    That is an awesome find - congrats!!!!!
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  11. #11
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    Jan 2008
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    that is cool I found a 1853 this summer detecting, I thought I had dug a large cent...lol

  12. #12

    Oct 2007
    Hampton Roads, VA.
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    You never know what your going to find when you open these rolls. That is why this hobbie is awesome.

    Golden Silver

  13. #13

    Jul 2006
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    Nice find that is a cool looking coin congrats
    Is the juice worth the squeeze

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    Southern California
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    Re: My Oldest Foreign coin found in Half roll: 1863 France coin

    That is a real beauty!! What an exciting find!!
    - Grizz
    Credo Quia Absurdum!

    Quid quid Latine dictum sit, ergo videor profundus!!

    Now I don't know, but I been told,
    It's hard to run with the weight of gold.
    Other hand, I heard it said,
    It's just as hard with the weight of lead.
    - Robert Hunter

 

 

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