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  1. Hi, The legends actually read (obv): LUDOVICUS XIII FRANCORUM ET NAVARAE REX (Louis XIII King of France and Navarre) (rev): TE STANTE LILIA FLORENT (literally `when you take a stand, lillies bloom') The jeton was issued for the french Chancellory under the reign of Louis XIII. Reverse has Justice standing holding a sword in one hand and a chest in the other. reference: Feuardent 12120 value? condition is not so good i'm afraid so i'd say anything from $5 -$15 ...maybe more on a good day on ebay.
  2. they used to appear fairly frequently on ebay.fr, some of them in very high grade......but not so frequently now in present time.
  3. The reverse legend on this one translates as `the night brings games and pleasures'
  4. another banking jeton struck in 1791 for the inauguration of the `Caisse Patriotique'. An enterprise heavily involved with the financial disaster that was the assignat `paper money' system in revolutionary France. Obverse shows Mercury and Liberty together, a galley in the left field and a cornucopia in the right field, along with various items of commerce.
  5. I'm a long time sufferer of `magpie-itis'....so i still have my ones...in hiding..... somewhere. Ian
  6. I've no idea who the engraver was or who actually struck this medalet, but this was top of the list with a simple google search. The `Horae Scholasticae' was the name of the school magazine and it looks like the obverse is someone using a screw press (for printing purposes?) and that the medalet was possibly struck to commemorate the first publication of the magazine (?) https://www.sps.edu/about-sps/sps-history
  7. not sure if there are any download links.....(?) you might want to try sniffing for possibilities on Amazon. I haven't looked for a good while but i do recall them carrying cheap(ish) alternatives. (ie scanned copies) for Feuardent's tombes. what is available on-line is still better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick ;).
  8. Finally managed to get hold of an example of the jeton issued by the `Caisse Centrale de Commerce et des Chemins de Fer'. It's a jeton relevant to `banking' , `trains', `boats', and `general commerce'. The scarcity falls into the category of `scarcer than hen's teeth' and only rarely surfaces on the market...and usually requires significant financial outlay. Fortunately for me I saw this one apparently before the rest of the world was awake ......and got it at a relative bargain. Unfortunately most `bargains' come with some form of baggage and this one is no exception. if you look at the
  9. this one issued by the Union cie. d' Assurances in 1828
  10. this is the one and only encapsulated cent I have. it's a wee bit potty IMHO.........
  11. to get an idea of `value', you'll need to post a pic or two so that the over-all condition can be gauged.
  12. I've just upgraded the example I have of this particular jeton, which was struck sometime in the 1670's for the Paris Chambre des Assurances (maritime assurance syndicate). I'm not sure how to grade this one (?) I've never seen a better example than this one and i'm not sure whether that is because the original strikings were poorly /flatly struck in the first place or that the surviving examples are just significantly worn. I'm sticking with `fine' for now but other opinions would be welcome. Reverse has a ship sinking in the distance and in the foreground a survivor is holding on to wha
  13. .........the sense (or lack of!) to be drawn from this piece is likely to be dependent upon how much alcohol is in your body at any given point in time
  14. yet another `heur et malheur' piece. This one has cupid blindfolded (love is blind') along with the legend `qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre. Il l'est le fut ou le doit etre'....roughly translated it means `whoever you are, here is your master. he is now and always will be
  15. Its a bit like icebergs. The bit you can see above the water line is only the tip.......... which in turn belittles the enormity of bit that awaits your discovery ;)
  16. have a look at the following link. It provides a reference: https://www.ma-shops.co.uk/sesambestcoins/item.php?id=6712
  17. Feuardent has no pictures of the individual jetons but provides an extensive record of the jetons produced for the various royal administrations /personages /functions. Although extensive, there are omissions . Volume 4 has images of the various bust types that were used, but these are the only images. I think google has this work archived and available (?). Mitchiner is better for images, but again is very far from being a fully comprehensive work. Both are quite indispensable references for any serious study of the general subject. Somewhere in this section of coinpeop's a m
  18. Hi. Firstly, welcome aboard! My main interest is French jetons, so i'll stick with that in terms of reference materials . My key advice to any collector is that they should buy (and study) the book before buying anything else. You might want to have a look at cgb.fr website as a good starting point. They have records of jetons that have passed through their hands, as well as their current stock.They have produced auction /sales catalogues over the years (over 20), the first five of which are very hard to find in hard copy format, but they are available electronically. these will give
  19. another `heur et malheur'. This time with `abundance' dancing on a sphere while her fortune spills out to the ground.
  20. ............it's a huge field of interest as you can see if you look at some of the threads in this section. If there's anything in particular that interests you, then it would be easier for the peop's here to point you to the relevant reference /source materials.
  21. yes..........but I have to say that the silver USA gambling chips i've actually seen are denominated for $10, not $1.
  22. here's an example of Jean Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis's work in the form of a jeton struck for the shareholders /directors of the `Compagnie des Mines a Charbon D'Aniche'(Aniche coal mines). This example was actually struck circa 1890. As an aside, what has happened to the images that were attached to some of the posts in this thread (?)
  23. I'm not 100% sure to be honest, but i would hazard a guess that it would be along the same lines as casino chips (grub stakes ).
  24. A reasonable (F/F+) example of a Charles I Scottish thirty shillings piece. This one is Sir John Falconer's anonymous issue struck at Edinburgh mint sometime between 1625 and 1649. Scottish arms in top left and bottom right of shield (reverse)
  25. Just saw this post while looking for something else in this forum........gosh! it only took five years for me to notice it was there ...anyway.....the extra metal is as a result of a crack in the reverse die. When the coin was struck it forced the metal up through the crack to form the `splash' that you see (aka a `cud' amongst numisnuts like me). The die crack would most probably have started small and enlarged with each successive strike until it was no longer functional (ie broke up) broke. I recall a thread somewhere concerning `the death of a die' which talked about (and showed exam
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