1640 US Colonial BlackDog SouMark countermarkFleurDeLys
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1640 US Colonial BlackDog SouMark countermarkFleurDeLys 1640blackdogCSfleurdelysCaribbean
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1640 US Colonial Black Dogg aka Monnaie Gris aka Gray Coin aka Sou Mark aka French Sole Mark
Struck at the Paris Mint in 1640 for export to French Canada and Caribbean.
These coins were countermarked or counterstamped with a Fleur de Lys in a Small Beaded Oval OVER earlier dated coins. The coins were struck on what is called an undertype or host coin.
These billon low grade silver douzains are listed as "Rare" by Walter Breen on page 47 of his Complete Encyclopedia of US and Colonial Coins.
Authorized by the French Crown in June 1640,these Black Doggs were officially exported to New France.
By the Edict of November 24,1672, these coins were revalued downward to pass at 20 Deniers.
These coins are sometimes found in Louisiana, northern New England, and Upstate New York.
This coin is a Black Dogg and most of the billon silver countermarked coins of 1640 are silver or grey in color.
These Black Doggs are seldom seen and highly collectible since they were officially struck for the New World.
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