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India (French) Fanon Coinage  1723
India (French) Fanon Coinage 1723

The French East India company struck coinage at the mint in Pondicherry in India during the early 1700s. These dateless coins bear the crown and fleur design and come in various sizes and compositions:

1/2 FANON: copper, 5 fleur-de-lis, about 8 mm diameter
1/2 FANON: copper, 10 fleur-de-lis, about 21 mm diameter
FANON: copper, 9 fleur-de-lis, about 28 mm diameter
FANON: silver, 5 fleur-de-lis, about 12 mm diameter
2 FANON: silver, 5 fleur-de-lis, about 18 mm diameter

They are all old, interesting, and valuable. The one in our picture comes from Baldwin's in London where is sold for 840 GBP (about $1400 US dollars) in a 2013 auction. Most coins, however, will not reach such levels. As always, CoinQuest is grateful to Baldwin's for use of their coin image.

Here are some approximate catalog values

1/2 FANON COPPER 5 FLEUR-DE-LIS
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $70

1/2 FANON COPPER 10 FLEUR-DE-LIS
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200

FANON COPPER 9 FLEUR-DE-LIS
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $300

FANON SILVER 5 FLEUR-DE-LIS
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $120

2 FANON SILVER 5 FLEUR-DE-LIS
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $350

These are very approximate catalog values. To learn about catalog values, see our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 16606 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Donookdharree, Thu, 27-Feb-2014 19:18:57 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 27-Feb-2014 19:48:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 16-Feb-2016 15:07:37 GMT
Requester description: It has a crown on one side and several fluer de lis on the other. No writing.
Tags: india french france fanon gaul francaises francais rf francaise francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise crown one fluer flower de lis crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera ones florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly fleur bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fleures pedals

  

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