Oldest find..1657 french liard

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11-23-2015, 11:03 PM
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Oldest find..1657 french liard
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Oldest coin I've ever found...don't think I can top this one Happy


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11-23-2015, 11:25 PM
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congrats on your oldest coin! I bet that was really exciting to find and brush up. hope ya find some more to show

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11-23-2015, 11:37 PM
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Great find Dirt, but you never know! Maybe you will. Got any other shots of it?

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11-23-2015, 11:55 PM
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Nice recovery!! You never know what might pop out when you least expect it!!

Good Luck !

Any backstory on that coin? Found in a field in Mass., old New England home site visited by a famous Pilgrim? , etc?
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11-24-2015, 12:06 AM
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I can tell it's REAL old, but kinda tough for me to make out, what kinda coin is it, exactly? What kinda site was it found at?

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11-24-2015, 10:39 AM
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Great find you know has some age when they look like that

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11-24-2015, 11:55 AM
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(11-24-2015 12:06 AM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  I can tell it's REAL old, but kinda tough for me to make out, what kinda coin is it, exactly? What kinda site was it found at?

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It's a little complicated, but very simply a liard would have been 216 to the franc. (US half cents were 200 to the dollar). It was a very small denomination coin. I'd think of it in British terms as being something between a half penny and a farthing (1/4 penny).

Here's what a non-dug one looks like:
http://www.monnaiesdantan.com/medias/lou...901274.jpg
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11-24-2015, 12:29 PM
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(11-24-2015 11:55 AM)Nick A Wrote:  
(11-24-2015 12:06 AM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  I can tell it's REAL old, but kinda tough for me to make out, what kinda coin is it, exactly? What kinda site was it found at?

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It's a little complicated, but very simply a liard would have been 216 to the franc. (US half cents were 200 to the dollar). It was a very small denomination coin. I'd think of it in British terms as being something between a half penny and a farthing (1/4 penny).

Here's what a non-dug one looks like:
http://www.monnaiesdantan.com/medias/lou...901274.jpg

Thank, Nick Yes As he didn't have the coin type in his original post title, I couldn't tell what the coin was. It's an amazing piece, and the background info you provided is excellent.

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11-24-2015, 08:11 PM
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Super nice find DirtDigger! Wow that coin holds some history. Just image you were standing in the exact spot as the person that lost it over 350 years ago. Wow, I would loved to have been there. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing.

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11-24-2015, 09:43 PM
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Awsome!

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