Original Silver Jetton,1777: France Prepares To Aid America
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Original Silver Jetton,1777: France Prepares To Aid America:
Original silver jetton,1777: France Prepares to Aid America (starting price: USD $0.01 )
Obv/ LUDOV.XVI.REX.CHRISTIANIS. Bust of Louis XVI to the right, with long hair and a ribbon. (unsigned bust - the engraver was DuVivier-)
Rev/ PACEM.ARMA.TUENTUR.Mars is seated to the right and looking at Peace standing to the right. In the exergue : "Extraordinaire des Guerres.1777."
Information and bibliography:
This original solid silver jetton was engraved by Duvivier as France Prepared to Aid America and to celebrate the Event.
Reference: Rare variety of Feu.898, engraved Nr.378 (Feuardent " Jetons et méreaux depuis Louis IX jusqu'à la fin du Consulat de Bonaparte" Paris-London 1915.)
Betts 558 (Betts, C. Wyllys "American Colonial History. Illustrated by Contemporary Medals")
Comment: This solid silver jetton belongs also to the Colonial Coinage. It is a quite rare piece and it is also in a very nice condition with a beautiful patina. An excellent authentic piece at a very affordable starting price!!.. There is not any inscription on the edge. This jetton is an ORIGINAL STRIKE . est. $200/250 &
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Diameter :27.92mm (I-e almost 1 inch 1/5)
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