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    Old Copper ????

    Found this today at my favorite copper field.

    I put the dime in for size reference. I have taken pictures of both sides plus rotating 180 degrees.

    Looks very old, copper and I can make out some letters.

    They are (maybe) ART and D2.

    Really need some help here.

    Thanks,

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    it says Liard De France , most likely a 1600's era coin Al ! congratulations Name:  coins-french-royal-coins-louis-xiv-1643-1715-liard-de-france-au-buste-age-3e-type-1693d-lyon_121.jpg
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Size:  62.6 KBThere is some variations in the type of bust that could narrow down a date range .

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    Hey Al, I think you might have an old French Liard ! Rotate the bottom pic bottom to top and compare it below.

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    HA! Dan beat me by a few minutes....of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    HA! Dan beat me by a few minutes....of course.
    now if I could only do that at the cellar holes
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    Very cool find Al. 1600s, Wow
    We're going to be out by you next week, If you want some company on a hunt, Just let me know
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    you guys have good eyes, and awesome find, Al!!

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    Thanks everybody. This is my second Liard but I'm pretty sure that I will not be getting a date off of this one. I think my other one was a 1657.
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    Congrats! Ya gotta love those 1600's coins.
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    WTG on the Liard as well as the ID. Still looking for one of those babies.
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    Great find Al! You have a good talent for sniffing out the old coppers.
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