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Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 13 French Colonial Coins, Medals and Tokens The 1640 and 1692 Counterstamped Issues
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 Counterstamped billon douzain CH VF $450.00
Counterstamped billon douzain. Vlack 1, Hodder 1, Breen 271 as the others. Choice Very Fine. 30.0...
Vlack 1, Hodder 1, Breen 271 as the others. Choice Very Fine. 30.0 gns. Stamped twice, once with the fleur-de-lys, the second time with another uncertain punch. Light gray brown in color. Fleur counterstamp clear, the other somewhat soft.
2 Counterstamped billon douzain F to VF $150.00
Counterstamped billon douzain. Fine to Very Fine. 27.3 gns. Stamped on obverse and reverse. Light...
Fine to Very Fine. 27.3 gns. Stamped on obverse and reverse. Light gray brown. As the preceding, fleur counterstamp mostly clear save for lower right; second counterstamp quite indistinct.
3 Counterstamped 1560 billon douzain au croissants VF $800.00
Counterstamped 1560 billon douzain au croissants in the name of Henri II. Very Fine. 30.9 gns. Pale...
- in the name of Henri II. Very Fine. 30.9 gns. Pale silver gray in color. Fleur counterstamp centered in the obverse shield.
4 Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri III EF $200.00
Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri III (1574-89). Extremely Fine. 28.4 gns. Light silver gray...
(1574-89). Extremely Fine. 28.4 gns. Light silver gray in color. Fleur counterstamp well defined in one of the quarters of the reverse.
5 Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV VF $60.00
Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV (1590-1610). Very Fine. 25.3 gns. Pale silver gray in color....
(1590-1610). Very Fine. 25.3 gns. Pale silver gray in color. Fleur counterstamp partially entered in left obverse field, soft at upper left.
6 Counterstamped 1593(?)-P billon douzain. Dijon Mint EF $250.00
Counterstamped 1593(?)-P billon douzain. Dijon Mint. Extremely Fine. 34.5 gns. Good, deep coin silver...
Extremely Fine. 34.5 gns. Good, deep coin silver gray in color on both sides. Nearly perfectly entered fleur counterstamp, upside-down when the obverse is viewed correctly, penetrating the upper border of the shield.
7 Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. VG $75.00
Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. Very Good. 27.6 gns. Light golden gray. Fleur counterstamp...
Very Good. 27.6 gns. Light golden gray. Fleur counterstamp entered upside down when the obverse is viewed correctly, about centered on the crown.
8 Counterstamped billon douzain de Navarre of Henri IV. F $200.00
Counterstamped billon douzain de Navarre of Henri IV. Fine. 24.6 gns. Medium silver gray in color....
Fine. 24.6 gns. Medium silver gray in color. Fleur counterstamp on a diagonal in the left half of the obverse shield.
9 Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. VG $65.00
Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. Very Good. 28.2 gns. Reddish brown in color, probably once...
Very Good. 28.2 gns. Reddish brown in color, probably once cleaned. Considerable traces of verdigris on both sides, especially in the counterstamp.
10 Counterstamped billon douzain (Henri IV?) VG $65.00
Counterstamped billon douzain (Henri IV?). Very Good. Split planchet at counterstamp. 29.9 gns.  Light...
Very Good. Split planchet at counterstamp. 29.9 gns. Light silver gray in color on both sides. Fleur counterstamp somewhat indistinct at lower right.
11 Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. G $40.00
Counterstamped billon douzain of Henri IV. Good. 20.4 gns. Light silver gray in color on both sides....
Good. 20.4 gns. Light silver gray in color on both sides. Fleur counterstamp has split the flan almost in the same way as seen on the preceding specimen.
12 Counterstamped billon douzain de Bayonne of Henri IV. F $600.00
Counterstamped billon douzain de Bayonne of Henri IV. Fine, or so. 32.4 gns. Deep gray and gold in...
Fine, or so. 32.4 gns. Deep gray and gold in color on both sides. Fleur counterstamp nicely entered in the lower right quarter of the reverse.
13 Counterstamped billon douzain de Grenoble of Henri IV. VG $350.00
Counterstamped billon douzain de Grenoble of Henri IV. Very Good. 33.1 gns. Light silver gray in color....
Very Good. 33.1 gns. Light silver gray in color. Fleur counterstamp on a diagonal upside down in the lower left portion of the obverse shield.
14 Counterstamped billon douzain de La Rochelle of Henri IV. F $45.00
Counterstamped billon douzain de La Rochelle of Henri IV. Fine. 26.2 gns. Bent. Light gray and gold....
Fine. 26.2 gns. Bent. Light gray and gold. Considerable verdigris remains on both sides.
15 Counterstamped 1594 billon douzain de St. Lô of Henri IV. VG $300.00
Counterstamped 1594 billon douzain de St. Lô of Henri IV. Very Good. 29.2 gns. Medium gray and...
Very Good. 29.2 gns. Medium gray and brown. Fleur counterstamp nicely entered in the lower right portion of the obverse.
16 1693-D billon douzain. Lyon Mint CH VF $1,100.00
1693-D billon douzain. Lyon Mint. Br.277. Flan neuf. Choice Very Fine. 27.7 gns. Very attractive light...
Br.277. Flan neuf. Choice Very Fine. 27.7 gns. Very attractive light silver gray in color on both sides, with some pale gold highlights. Surfaces a little granular, but all design details are quite bold. This and the next two are the kind that get struck over earlier douzains following the 1692 edict.
17 1693-M billon douzain. Toulouse Mint VF $1,400.00
1693-M billon douzain. Toulouse Mint. Br.276. Very Fine. 26.1 gns. Attractive, rich gray on the obverse,...
Br.276. Very Fine. 26.1 gns. Attractive, rich gray on the obverse, rosy gray on the reverse. Fleur counterstamp entered on the right corner of the obverse shield. Struck over an older douzain that had been counterstamped with the fleur-de-lys following the 1640 edict. Thus, this is a double issue on one coin. Vlack mentions the existence of these as being quite rare.
18 1694-B billon douzain. Rouen Mint VF $100.00
1694-B billon douzain. Rouen Mint. Br.276. Very Fine. Flan split. 18.5 gns. Light gray and gold in...
Br.276. Very Fine. Flan split. 18.5 gns. Light gray and gold in color. Quite indistinct, the overstriking has been blunted by the undertype. Flan splits on the edge in three places, one quite severe. Struck over an unidentifiable earlier douzain with the fleur-de-lys counterstamp.
19 1658-A Billon douzain AU $14,000.00
1658-A Billon douzain. Breen 273, Gadoury 86, not in Hodder or Vlack. About Uncirculated. 28.6 gns....
Breen 273, Gadoury 86, not in Hodder or Vlack. About Uncirculated. 28.6 gns. (i.e., the weight of a douzain). 21.5 mm. (i.e., the diameter of a demi-douzain). Attractive, light gray and gold in color on both sides. Very sharply struck and about perfectly centered. Mr. Ford wondered, given the anomalous weight of the piece, whether this might not have been a pattern or presentation strike....  more
Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 13 French Colonial Coins, Medals and Tokens The 1670 Gloriam Regni Issues
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
20 1670-A 5 Sols. Silver CH EF $10,000.00
1670-A 5 Sols. Silver. Choice Extremely Fine. Breen(1976) 5, Breen(1988) 257, Breton 502, Zay 2, Leroux...
Choice Extremely Fine. Breen(1976) 5, Breen(1988) 257, Breton 502, Zay 2, Leroux 251, Gadoury & Couisinie 2, Hodder 3. 35.0 gns. Lovely, rich coin silver gray in color on both sides. There is attractive iridescent blue and rose toning around the peripheries, particularly on the reverse. Fields mostly smooth and hard, some reflectivity remaining on the reverse, some light granularity on the...  more
21 1670-A 5 Sols. Silver CH EF $8,000.00
1670-A 5 Sols. Silver. Choice Extremely Fine. A second. Br.5(1976), Br.257(1988), Bre.502, Z.2, L.251,...
Choice Extremely Fine. A second. Br.5(1976), Br.257(1988), Bre.502, Z.2, L.251, G&C.2, H.3. 35.2 gns. Light gray and iridescent gold, with blue and rose overshading. About as nicely struck as the piece in the preceding lot, with some reflectivity remaining in the fields. Same mintmaster's and engraver's marks as the first. Quite rare.
22 1670-A 5 Sols. Silver F $2,250.00
1670-A 5 Sols. Silver. Fine. A third. Br.5(1976), Br.257(1988), Bre.502, Z.2, L.251, G&C.2, H.3. 34.1...
Fine. A third. Br.5(1976), Br.257(1988), Bre.502, Z.2, L.251, G&C.2, H.3. 34.1 gns. Deep coin silver gray and light gold. This is a piece which clearly saw some circulation use. Same mintmaster's and engraver's marks as the first. Quite rare.
23 1670-A 15 Sols. Silver. Extremely Fine EF $130,000.00
1670-A 15 Sols. Silver. Extremely Fine. Variety with small stop after TVI. Breen dies 1-A (see New...
Variety with small stop after TVI. Breen dies 1-A (see New Netherlands 54th Sale, description of Lot 1), Br.255(1988), Bre.501, Z.1, L.250, G&C.3, H.4. 26.3 mm. 104.9 gns. Remarkable, deep coin silver gray in the fields on the obverse, lighter gray on Louis XIV's hair, visage, and the tops of the letters in the legend. On the reverse the piece is a lighter gray in color with some very pale oyster gray showing...  more
Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 13 French Colonial Coins, Medals and Tokens The La Rochelle Sous of 1721 - 1722
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
24 1722/1-H. La Rochelle Mint VG to F $210.00
1722/1-H. La Rochelle Mint. Breen(1988) 262, Hodder 9. Very Good to Fine. 99.4 gns. Pale gold in color...
Breen(1988) 262, Hodder 9. Very Good to Fine. 99.4 gns. Pale gold in color on both sides. Reverse lamination at upper left, surfaces somewhat granular on both sides.
25 Copy of the Royal Edict authorizing the issue of the 1721 sous EF $3,750.00
Copy of the Royal Edict authorizing the issue of the 1721 sous. Printed in Paris in 1721. 10.25 x...
Printed in Paris in 1721. 10.25 x 7.75 in. 4 pages printed on 3 in black on white. Extremely Fine, untrimmed as made. Last page has coin engravings of 1721-H Sous. Text states that due to the failure of the Compagnie des Indes to strike Swedish copper flans in 1716 the king has reauthorized the enterprise to make 1721 sous at Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Nantes, and Rouen. Only the issues...  more
Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 13 French Colonial Coins, Medals and Tokens The Sous of 1767
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
26 1767-A. No RF counterstamp. Breen 700. Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $27,500.00
1767-A. No RF counterstamp. Breen 700. Choice Brilliant Proof. 177.8 gns. An astonishing coin of near...
177.8 gns. An astonishing coin of near incredible quality. The cataloguer has neither seen nor heard of any other finer than this. Absolutely remarkable rich golden brown with iridescent rose and pale blue toning. The surfaces are brightly reflective, particularly given the piece's age. Both sides very sharply struck and perfectly centered, with a full border of denticles around on each...  more
27 1767-A. No RF counterstamp CH EF $1,500.00
1767-A. No RF counterstamp. Br.700. Choice Extremely Fine. 171.4 gns. Nice, pale gray brown on the...
Br.700. Choice Extremely Fine. 171.4 gns. Nice, pale gray brown on the obverse, golden brown on the reverse. The surfaces are lightly granular but there are no serious accidental marks or signs of damage requiring mention. The piece is remarkably well preserved. Far nicer than the vast majority of these known. Pieces without the RF counterstamp are quite scarcer than the usually seen...  more
28 1767-A. With RF counterstamp EF $1,000.00
1767-A. With RF counterstamp. Br.701. Extremely Fine. 187.8 gns. Rich golden brown on both sides....
Br.701. Extremely Fine. 187.8 gns. Rich golden brown on both sides. About perfectly centered punch and the letters in RF are complete and bold. This punch is often found placed off center, light on one side or the other, and with incomplete RF letters. A very presentable specimen.
29 Copy of the Royal Edict authorizing the issue of the 1767 sous EF $3,500.00
Copy of the Royal Edict authorizing the issue of the 1767 sous. Printed in Paris in 1766. 10.5 x 8.25...
Printed in Paris in 1766. 10.5 x 8.25 in. 4 pages printed on 3 in black on white. Extremely Fine, untrimmed as made. Last page has coin engravings of a 1766-H dated (!) Sous. Text states ''Louis by the grace of god King of France and of Navarre, greetings: The scarcity of small change in our American Colonies has caused an increase in the cost of the simplest and most necessary things of life....  more
Categories  •  Stack's January 2006 The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection: Part 13 French Colonial Coins, Medals and Tokens The 1711 - 1713 Half Mousquetaires and 1709 - 1713 Mousquetaires 1711 - 1713 Half Mousquetaires
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
30 1711-AA. Metz Mint. Vlack 12 VF $200.00
1711-AA. Metz Mint. Vlack 12. Very Fine. Medium silver gray in color. Surfaces a little rough in places.
Very Fine. Medium silver gray in color. Surfaces a little rough in places.
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