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Lot 30943

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30943
Date -1809
Country Scotland
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 5F
Description Lanarkshire, PAYABLE AT DALZELL FARM Countermark on a France AN13 A 5 Francs, KM-CC22, VF25 NGC. A very rare countermarked issue. These pieces were issued by Archibald James Hamilton, a retired soldier who farmed the Dalzell estates. He had been a Lieutenant in the 4th Dragoons in the Iberian Peninsula before retiring. He brought numerous French 5 Franc coins home with him and countermarked them before paying his workers. Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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