just purchased my oldest coin ever, and it is an error to boot!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by john65999, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    1574 charles 9 Tolouse france teston doubling on obv. fr..etc.. and possibly some on reverse..cannot be machine doubling as was hand hammered, lol what ya' all think?? 115954626_214430063231295_5735228772701921529_n.jpg 116344680_598944904140095_682528476455121325_n.jpg 110205164_3140027746084347_5435099253240007212_n.jpg 115803152_724585858118255_5559128424797354752_n.jpg 116834539_634824477392688_1843007604461757443_n.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Maybe double struck? o_O
     
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  4. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    thought so when i was bidding on it, looks much better in hand, i believe someone stuttered with the hammer that day?? do not know if hand struck or on a press, but i thought would be a nice addition to my error collection..and from seeing others listed i got it at a good price as well..
     
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Post on Ancient Coins for better responses.
     
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    1574 doesn't count as ancient :p
     
  7. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    1574... and your finger banging the hell out of it!!! Stop touching it!!!!! You just decrease the value......
     
  8. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Only thing I see is the multiple repunched R on the obv.
     
  9. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Nope, that’s the beauty of really old coins. You can touch them all you want.

    Ancients FTW (I know this does not count as ancient)
     
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I still would not place my print on it oil, dirt, peanut butter & jelly so forth and so on! Nice coin keep it that way thanks for the post be safe...
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I agree, not MD but it is HH or Hand Hammered. Lol
     
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  12. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    sorry I don’t agree finger prints on silver or copper will always be there unless a harsh cleaning
     
  13. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    That coin has likely been handled by 10s of thousands of people over its life time and then spent time in the ground. Holding it won’t hurt it.
     
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