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1720-B [Rouen Mint] John Law Half Sol.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:150.00 CAD Estimated At:400.00 - 450.00 CAD
1720-B [Rouen Mint] John Law Half Sol.
SOLD
150.00CAD+ (30.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 19:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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1720-B [Rouen Mint] John Law Half Sol. Extremely Fine, a lovely example, with the legends, date and design detail all bold. Very pleasing, glossy medium brown planchet, about as nice as the Half Sol denomination can usually be found. Struck from a late state of the reverse die, with a prominent crack through the base of the legend at the left, arcing up to the date. Rouen did not produce much in the way of these coppers, this was the first year it struck the Half Sol, though it also struck them in 1722 and 1723 (both offered below). Smith notes just 6 examples of this date and mintmark in his examination of 255 different Half Sols.