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1693-K [Bordeaux Mint] Recoined Sol de 15 Deniers, Gadoury 93.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 CAD Estimated At:500.00 - 600.00 CAD
1693-K [Bordeaux Mint] Recoined Sol de 15 Deniers, Gadoury 93.
SOLD
200.00CAD+ (40.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 18:36UTC-4 : AST/EDT

Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after The Toronto Coin Expo.

1693-K [Bordeaux Mint] Recoined Sol de 15 Deniers, Gadoury 93. Very Fine or nearly there, overstruck on an earlier douzain with the 1640 countermark, here visible at the center obverse. Much of the undertype is visible, the reverse of the douzain prominent at the center of the obverse overstrike, and there is some intermingling of the legends on the reverse side. Otherwise the legends are full, the letters mostly strong, the date sharp; the mintmark is a little weaker at the center reverse, but all visible and clearly a K and not any similar letter like an H or R. Medium gray, a few minor planchet edge cracks and a tab shape on one side. A COMPLETELY UNLISTED date and mintmark combination in Gadoury, for any of his three planchet types – and even more important, Gadoury does not list the Bordeaux mint as striking ANY of the Recoined Sols for any year or type, making this not only exceedingly rare, but an extremely important coin, one that literally rewrites the history books (or at least the French coin history books!). One of the highlights of the Recoined Sol offering in this auction.