1723-H [La Rochelle Mint] John Law Half Sol.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:250.00 CAD Estimated At:500.00 - 600.00 CAD
1723-H [La Rochelle Mint] John Law Half Sol.
500.00CAD+ (100.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 19:19UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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1723-H [La Rochelle Mint] John Law Half Sol. Choice Very Fine, a really pleasing grade for this final year of issue from this mint. Well struck, the legends, date and mintmark all sharp, the design details a tad weak on the reverse, but the grade more than justified by the gorgeous, hard light brown surfaces that are clean and quite pleasing. Very rare, Smith noted just 2 examples of this date and mint combination in his census of 255 Half Sols; as mentioned above, La Rochelle likely had a surplus of planchets on hand after striking the 9 Deniers coinage, and the fabric of the planchets between these two denominations is very similar. About as nice as one will find for this late-date issue.