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In my 35 years of coin collecting I've never thought about French coins.I've just learned some French coins circulated in Canada. I'd love a Louis XIV coin.Does anyone know an online guide to these? Thanks.

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In my 35 years of coin collecting I've never thought about French coins.I've just learned some French coins circulated in Canada. I'd love a Louis XIV coin.Does anyone know an online guide to these? Thanks.

 

 

Normally I wouldn't do this, direct you to another forum, but that is where I have the links set up so I hope Anton and Stu understand.

 

Anyway - there is no single site that I am aware of that has a complete listing of French coinage or even a listing of Louis XIIII coinage. But you should find this helpful - http://www.cointalk.org/showthread.php?t=13900

 

If you have any specific questions about French coinage I'd be happy to answer them if you can't find the answers at the link I provided.

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Some older French coins ( scroll down to the middle of the page to start seeing the index )

 

http://www.multicollec.net/1-00.php

 

From Napoleon on

 

http://www.lefranc.net/francgb/lefranc0000.html

 

Rare coins

 

http://www.monnaies-rares.com/MONNAIES-RAR...ce%20XIXeme.htm

 

The commems from Monnaie de Paris are another chapter thought

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In my 35 years of coin collecting I've never thought about French coins.I've just learned some French coins circulated in Canada. I'd love a Louis XIV coin.Does anyone know an online guide to these? Thanks.

 

 

French coins would have circulated in the French colonies in Quebec, and they continued to use them for a long time after British rule began. In fact during the 1830's when tokens were issued they were referred to as sous and not halfpennies. There are some tokens that were issued by the habitants in Quebec during the rebellion of 1837, I have to get one sometime, my French Canadian ancestors were forcibly immigrated to the USA after the defeat of the rebellion.

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For references, some background, and some coins, try this site (scroll down to find the French):

 

http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinCon...Contents12.html

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French coins would have circulated in the French colonies in Quebec, and they continued to use them for a long time after British rule began. In fact during the 1830's when tokens were issued they were referred to as sous and not halfpennies. There are some tokens that were issued by the habitants in Quebec during the rebellion of 1837, I have to get one sometime, my French Canadian ancestors were forcibly immigrated to the USA after the defeat of the rebellion.

 

:-) ....oh well, it looks like i'll have to say it. Jetons (both silver and base metal) also circulated as coinage in Canada. Coinage was in very short supply on a few occasions.

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:-) ....oh well, it looks like i'll have to say it. Jetons (both silver and base metal) also circulated as coinage in Canada. Coinage was in very short supply on a few occasions.

 

 

USA coinage circulated in Canada also, and still does! And Canadian coinage circulates here too and is quite annoying because it doesn't work in pop machines.

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USA coinage circulated in Canada also, and still does! And Canadian coinage circulates here too and is quite annoying because it doesn't work in pop machines.

 

I was thinking in terms of from the mid -late 1720's. The only pop machines around in those days consisted of a wine keg and a barkeep who knew what a bung was. :ninja:

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At least French makes a lot more sense than German to me :ninja:

 

Besides, I can think of a few people here that would gladly help concerning anything to do with french numismatics (including those who already have in this thread).

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