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Jetons de presence dated 1792 (original strikes) issued for the Lycee des Arts in Paris during the French revolution. The first, struck in silver I bought a year or so ago. The second, struck in copper, was actually harder to find and arrived with me a few days ago.

 

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Nice jetons. The copper piece was either an earlier piece or a different die. Any truth to this theory?

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Nice jetons. The copper piece was either an earlier piece or a different die. Any truth to this theory?

 

Definitely different dies. There seems to be different views as to whether or not the silver specimens were contemporaneous with the copper ones. From a purely aesthetic

viewpoint,I agree with Constanius. The copper example was struck from a superior die.

 

I was hoping Vern would chip in here, as this time frame is really his territory

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