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    1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    I was recently made aware of a french coin from the year 1680 that shows what appears to be a flying saucer over a country field. I cannot seem to find anything about it. The UFO web site I got this from could not help. In particular, is it real or fake, how much would it cost if it was real, and where can I go to purchase it? I could not paste a picture of it below, but if you go to the address below you should be able to see it. Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    http://ufo.users4.50megs.com/coin.html

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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    Interesting. Even has what appears to be a man on the ground looking up at it and pointing. Very strange and eerie.

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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    I have the 1601-1700 Krause catalog of world coins. I'll do some looking this weekend and get back to you with an opinion and maybe a source for the coin. Any french specialist should be able to get it if it exists. Most of the copper coins aren't that expensive unless you demand an UNC specimen. exanimo, ss
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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    I looked in the Krause catalog and none of the copper coins match the photo you posted. Most of the legal tender coins of that period had a head of a person or a coat of arms. In the case of france many had the fleur de lis. Thus you are looking for what we would call a token and europeans call jetons. If you will look in any issue of Coin World under foriegn coins you will see the ads from the mail bid and the fixed price dealers. Some of the bigger dealers that I've dealt with are in every issue ..... I can recommend A. Szago & Gammon among others. exanimo, ss
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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    Cool. Must be a token. Be interested to know what info is around on it.

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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    Yarram,
    Cool, indeed, especially that you're responding to a 4-year old thread. And now you've got my interest as to what is the correct ID for this coin/jeton?
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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    This is a jeton, not a coin. And as such I don't think it's very rare or in high demand. The thing in the sky is not a UFO--it is a SHIELD.

    Here are some other examples:

    http://www.cgb.fr/monnaies/jetons/j1...=347&nbfic=725

    http://www.cgb.fr/monnaies/jetons/j1...html?depart=21


    And a better photo of the one you're referring to:

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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    BB:
    Thanks for clearing that up.
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    Re: 1680 French Coin with Flying Saucer

    Yes thanks, that's very interesting.
    I knew it was an old post was just bringing it up (apart from curiosity) to see if anyone would notice.
    Cheers

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    almost got me

 

 

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