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1723-K [Bordeaux Mint] John Law Half Sol.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:125.00 CAD Estimated At:250.00 - 300.00 CAD
1723-K [Bordeaux Mint] John Law Half Sol.
SOLD
125.00CAD+ (25.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 19:20UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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1723-K [Bordeaux Mint] John Law Half Sol. Fine or so, struck slightly off-center to the left, crowding the legends on that side to the edge of the planchet, but the letters and date mostly strong. Medium russet, the surfaces patinated like an ancient bronze, likely from burial, but without the deep roughness generally associated with that fate. A very rare date and mintmark, Smith noted just 3 examples in his census of 255 Half Sols. This variety shows the expected engraver’s mark before the date on the reverse (on the other mints issues the engraver’s mark is on the obverse and the mint director’s mark is on the reverse). This is the only type Smith noted – but see below for another.