Early French-American Colonial issue! This coin was issued by France for circulation in the French Colonies. An affordable piece of Colonial American coinage! Early 18th Century French Colonial Coins!
These 30 Denier coins bearing the "D" mintmark were struck at the Lyon Mint for use in France's North American colonies. From the reign of King Louis XIV, these coins contain just a small percentage of Silver (.0435 oz). These coins were called "Mousquetaires", or Musketeers, bearing a cross on the reverse worn by the King's Guard or royal musketeers. These coins offered are from a cache of Mousquetaires that were discovered under the floor boards of a United Kingdom port city shop that dates to the 17th century, known as the "New World Hoard". These coins are listed in the Guidebook of United States Coins (Red Book) under Colonial Issues.
These examples are part of the New World Hoard mysteriously discovered in England and have been certified as Genuine by PCGS. These coins retain Extra Fine or better details. KM# 378.2.
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|Mint Mark:||D - Lyon|
|Metal Content:||0.0435 troy oz|