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elverno;1799 ½ Scudo, Piedmont Republic.;Group 4: 1701-1800

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The Piedmont Republic lasted slightly over 6 months. At the time republics were formed and gone in a drop of the hat and this is one of them. The republic managed to produce a limited amount of coinage before being swallowed into the Subalpine Republic in 1800. There is a short article in Wiki concerning this coinage. While the published mintage for this piece is 300k an expert in Italian coinage once wrote me that the silver coinage of the republic was found on the floor of the mint, swept up, melted and turned into new coinage. There had been a limited release as well as some looting and the actual mintage is probably less than 10k.

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elverno;1800 ¼ Kreutzer, Austria;Group 4: 1701-1800

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The Austro-Hungarian Empire stretched across most of Europe during the Napoleonic era. This was one of the tiniest coins produced and is seldom found in this condition. Because the average person was paid in copper, fractional coins such as this allowed someone to buy a meal or some bread without carrying a tempting amount of money around. The fractional copper is almost always found nearly smooth as a result.

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elverno;1796 ½ Penny Conder Token, Scotland.;Group 4: 1701-1800

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Given the fact that the average citizen throughout Europe was paid in copper and that virtually everything they earned was spent immediately for food and shelter it is amazing that England functioned as the largest trade economy of the era. I say this because from 1775 until 1797 no copper coins were produced by the British government. While I've heard that was because George III thought it was undignified for his image to be on base metals that story may be something of a numismatic myth.

 

To fill the gap merchants produced privately issued coinage, tokens, called Conders after the author of the first catalog produced for collectors. This Scottish piece, (Lothian, Campbell's, D&H 14a) was produced for a tobacconist. Mr. Campbell was located on 37 St. Andrews Street in Edinburgh and had a previous piece from when he was up on 79 St. Andrews. The Turk was a recognized symbol for tobacconists as well as Highlanders and Negroes. The jar is a snuff jar.

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Saor Alba - 1701-1800 - USA Large Cent 1795, lettered edge variety:

 

1795 Large Cent

 

Generally I do not collect USA coins, they are a bit of a darkside to me. This is one that I got a call about in the middle of the night, whilst I was waiting at the airport. This piece is one of the very rare lettered edge variety cents that was struck that year, before the mint in Philadelphia gave up on using the collars with the lettered edges and went to plain edges for the remainder of the year. This coin is PCGS AU-55.

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now it was this or the cartwheel penny...

 

ScottO - 5 kopecks 1792 - group 4

 

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russia is very popular around here, and i feel this LARGE lump of copper will give me a good chance, afterall it has great details, while not in a brilliant grade it has quite a bit of detail showing, that and it, like most russian coins are beautifully designed

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YeOldeCollector - 1794 Chichester Trader's Halfpenny - Group 4

 

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Minted in solid copper in 1794 by a trader in Chichester. The edge reads "PAYABLE AT DALLYS CHICHESTER" whilst the coin has a fantastic image of Queen Elizabeth in elaborate dress. A fantastic piece that looks so much better in-hand.

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YeOldeCollector - 1710 Fourpence - Group 4

 

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A Fourpence of Queen Anne, dated 1710. This coin is part of a set of four coins which are thought to have been a Maundy Money set. They can all be seen here: http://www.coinsgb.com/Anne/7-Silver-1-4-1703-1713.html

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YeOldeCollector - 1717 George I 'Dump Issue' Halfpenny - Group 4

 

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George I 'Dump Issue' Halfpenny with some lovely toning. They were called 'dump' issues due to their thick size.

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