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Here's a 1651 silver jeton issuedby Louis Gonzaga of Nevers and Henrietta of Cleves. They set up a fund for disadvantaged young females and each year a purse containing silver jetons (I am unsure as to the quantity) was awarded. It should be borne in mind that although jetons were not exactly `money', silver was (at least the basis of it). As such these jetons (roughly equivalent to 1/3 of an ecu) were readily translated into `goods or services'.

 

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This one is a small billon 1/2 batzen dated 1650 from Bavaria

 

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I'm out for the next few years unless I find some time to search through the coins i've still to scan.

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It's been a few days since anyone has posted a coin to this thread, so here's my `two for the price of one' jeton, dated 1647 -1648 :ninja: . Issued in 1648 for M'sieu Lescot who had the job of acting as Receiver General for the Paris administration ( that part responsible for chasing after debtors large and small / liquidating their assets or sending them to gaol (without passing go or collecting 200 livres!).

 

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I'm out until 1586 and 1580, then I'm out out. I have some ancients and byzantine coinage, but it's all undated. For that matter, what IS the first consecutively dated coinage...?

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what IS the first consecutively dated coinage...?

 

Hi Vfox and everyone. I've wondered this myself. The oldest coins that I have found with consecutive dates are ancient Judaean coins. The Roman Prefects Caponius (6-9 AD) and Ambibulus (9-12 AD) had dates on their coins.

 

For example:

 

LM-Theta= 9 AD

LM=10 AD

LMA= 11 AD

 

Unfortunately the only example I have of one of these is hardly worth showing because it was struck so off center and worn that the date isn't even on the coin.

 

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James

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Welcome to CoinPeople Jawandz. Thanks for the info, although I doubt we will consecutively make it back to 12CE, it's nice to see an example of something that old maintained dates at all.

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Welcome to CoinPeople Jawandz!

I'm still standing by with two 1638 Dutch Lion Daalders. I'm prepared... :ninja:

 

Until then we still need a 1647.

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Bump for the holiday season! Did the thread finally run out of steam?

 

I'm good with not one but two 1638's.

 

1647 may just be a difficult date.

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New Year's Eve bump. I'm waiting for hiho to cave and buy a 1647. ;)

 

If a nice 1647 were to fall into my lap, fine.

 

Otherwise I'm waiting for you to cave in Marianne... :ninja:

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Uh, oh, are we defeated??

 

NEVER!

 

Perhaps a decent 1647 will catch my eye at the New York International Numismatic Convention on Sunday.

 

You never know. :ninja:

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OK guys, I finally managed to get some of my collection unpacked and found this one which hopefully will be of some interest to you. A reasonable condition for a silver schilling from Lucerne in Switzerland.....dated 1647!

 

Let the show go on! :ninja:

 

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