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The first jeton struck specifically for the Estates of Burgundy was dated 1591, during the reign of Henri IV. Jetons were struck fairly regularly, although not annually as is the case for many of the royal departments. The example below is from the last issue struck in 1789 during the latter years of Louis XVI.

 

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A beauty. I love the quality of the engraving.

 

The first jeton struck specifically for the Estates of Burgundy was dated 1591, during the reign of Henri IV. Jetons were struck fairly regularly, although not annually as is the case for many of the royal departments. The example below is from the last issue struck in 1789 during the latter years of Louis XVI.

 

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Before I had to sell a bunch of jetons to pay some bills, I had a long series of these COMITIA BURGUNDIAE pieces, which are 1) beautifully done; 2) often available in good quality; 3) closely tied to historic events, which makes them great learning opportunities; 4) produced over quite a long period; and 5) well-documented in a few old French catalogues easily found online. When I win the lottery I will take them up again. :lol:

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