does anyone have early coinage of Haiti?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Evan Saltis, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Just asking as I am working on finishing up an essay centered around Toussaint Louverture. I know it's a long shot that you have the real early examples, but I'm hoping someone here has one of the issues minted after Louverture's death but still minted in accordance with Louverture's request. I am only adding it to the essay if someone I know has one of which I can credit.

    Thanks everyone,
    here are a couple examples of these such coins.
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I like early Haitian coinage. Unfortunately, I think the oldest I have is 1846 = An 43. 6 centimes:
    6 centimes Haiti An 43 = 1846 copy.jpeg

    And a Faustin I 6 1/4 centimes from 1850
    6 1:4 Centimes Haiti 1850 Faustin I copy.jpeg
    Good luck with your essay!
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  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Those are quite nice. My oldest from Haiti is 1904. I really wish I had more!
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  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Nope. My oldest is 1894.
  6. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    The oldest and only one that I have is this 1817 25 centimes

  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Very very nice!
  8. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    My earliest is a 100 centimes from Year 26 (1829):
  9. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    I have precisely two Haitian coins:

    Haiti 6¼ centimes 1850 (3).jpg Haiti 50 centimes 1907 (3).jpg
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  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    I have the 1907 50 centimes. Mine is VF. And a 5 centime from 1904 which is AG.
    Just wish we could have had some Louverture coins. Don't even know what the guy looked like.
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  11. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    I have some coins too.
    3.jpg 4.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 19.jpg 20.jpg 23.jpg 24.jpg
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  12. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know where the early Haitian coins were minted. I would guess France ?
  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    There is a posthumous painting of him on Wiki
  14. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Yes, correct. That is my absolute favorite image, very lifelike. But, all of these just be taken with a grain of salt as they are French sources anyway. You will see that other portraits of him are racially stereotypical, just because no lifetime portraits were done of him.
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  15. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Here is another engraving from France in 1802. Amazing how powerful and great he looks in this one!

    first successful black slave rebellion in the new world.

    Louverture and others in Saint Domingue at this time walked so that the slaves of the United States, Barbados, and elsewhere could run with the ideals of multiculturalism. E7EE8D6B-6FBB-4442-9C33-AD5A2AF80B1C.jpeg
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  16. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    The "A" mint mark on @Siberian Man 's one photo indicates Paris. The French minted coins for several countries, including Greece. Many early Greek postage stamps were also printed in Paris.
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