France (Dombes) 1/12 Ecu 1664 to 1668
This coin comes from the old French Duchy of Dombes which was ruled by Anne Marie Louise d Orleans between 1650 and 1693. If you squint at the inscriptions you can make out 'ANNE MARIE' and 'DOMBES,' but only with plenty of literary license. The actual inscriptions read
AN MA LOV PRINC SOVV DE DOM
DNS ADIVTOR ET REDEM MEVS
The denomination is 1/12th of an ecu, where the ecu was the 'silver dollar' of the day.
Values of these coins run like this:
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $200
Since requester Sosovac's coin has a hole in it, the value is close to zero. Collectors will not buy holed coins.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: sosovac, Tue, 15-Mar-2016 18:19:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 15-Mar-2016 20:52:49 GMT
Requester description: 1665 obverse portrait facing right, reverse emblem with crown and year 1665.
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