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    Nice going!! You joined the Ca Franc club, Welcome!! I found a 1811 5 franc last year up here in gold rush county! I know how you feel
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    I found a Napoleon coin in California!!

    Whoa, this is super cool. One of the neater things I've seen anyone find on the west coast in a good while. Congrats!!
    Last edited by washingtonian; Feb 11, 2018 at 09:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    Most likely carried there by a soldier who was with Napoleon the 3rd when he invaded Mexico in 1862.No he didn't live up to his ancestors military genius lmao.
    I never thought of that. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    Nice old French Silver
    Congrats
    Thanks!
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    They were legal tender in the us until 1857. So they floated all over the place as they made it into the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highnam View Post
    A pleasant surprise is a understatement! Cool old silver
    Thanks! It definitely is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yak1366 View Post
    Great Find, Congrats!!!
    Thanks!
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  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Awesome silver coin find! Congrats!
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackalopeZL1 View Post
    Nice going!! You joined the Ca Franc club, Welcome!! I found a 1811 5 franc last year up here in gold rush county! I know how you feel
    Thanks! I saw your post, I was also shaking after I found out what it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    Whoa, this is super cool. One of the nester things I've seen anyone find on the west coast in a good while. Congrats!!
    Thanks so much!
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  11. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackalopeZL1 View Post
    They were legal tender in the us until 1857. So they floated all over the place as they made it into the USA.
    Wow! Thanks, I didnít know that.
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  12. #27
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    Congrats Hayden, thats a killer find! Sounds like you're doing your research and following through with action! Well deserved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsrtdwg1 View Post
    Congrats Hayden, thats a killer find! Sounds like you're doing your research and following through with action! Well deserved!
    Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbru123 View Post
    .... there is also a chance that is was dropped during the California Fur Rush in the early 1800’s which went right through this area.....
    Quote Originally Posted by JackalopeZL1 View Post
    ....I found a 1811 5 franc last year up here in gold rush county!....
    I too have found several early French silver coins in CA . I agree with JackalopezL1 that it's probably a gold rush era loss. Based on the amount of wear on it. I do not think it was a mission era (ie.: pre-statehood) loss. Although the site you were at does date to earlier, yet I think your coin was lost later in the time-frame.

    Here are the other 2 coins found so far from the site (not including some nuisance wheaties). The fractional 1/4 real copper is 1836 :








    Last edited by Tom_in_CA; Feb 12, 2018 at 07:56 AM.

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    And I would say that these other 2 coins are also 1840s or 1850s losses as well. But ... as you can see, you whooped both of us on age, by getting the oldest coin from the site so far. You lucky bum
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