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2022 Canada $50 Relics of New France Louis XIV 30 Deniers 2-coin Set (No Tax)

2022 Canada $50 Relics of New France Louis XIV 30 Deniers 2-coin Set (No Tax)

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2022 Canada $50 Relics of New France Louis XIV 30 Deniers 2-coin Set (No Tax)

This modern tribute re-visits the 1711 Louis XIV 30 deniers featured on the 2021 Relics of New France gold piece and shows you the other side of the coin: the obverse! The monogram of the long-reigning King Louis XIV has been faithfully re-created on a 5 oz. 99.99% fine silver coin, which is presented alongside a genuine 30 deniers sealed in a coin slab, which instantly evokes images of life in New France.

Coin shortages were a persistent problem in New France—many of the coins supplied by France were shipped back as payment for European goods and supplies, so they didn’t remain in the colony. In September 1709, King Louis XIV authorized two new denominations, 15 deniers and 30 deniers, which were struck between 1709 and 1713 at the Lyon and Metz mints. They were made in a billon alloy of 20% silver and 80% copper in an effort to stretch France’s limited silver supply. But the deniers’ low silver content made them unpopular in France; many ended up in New France, where they were never officially withdrawn from circulation, even after Canada was ceded to the British.

The coin’s reverse re-creates the Louis XIV 30 deniers obverse design by engraver Norbert Roettiers (1665-1727). It features the crowned doubled monogram of King Louis XIV of France flanked by three fleurs-de-lis, along with the Latin inscription “LVD · XIIII · FR · ET · NAV · REX · 1711” (“Louis XIV, by the grace of God, king of France and Navarre, 1711”). The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 204901
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 1,250
Weight*: 157.6g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Original design by Norbert Roettiers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• A piece of history! This modern collectible re-creates the obverse of the Louis XIV 30 deniers coin that circulated in New France during the 18th century.
• An obverse on the reverse! The centuries-old monogram connects you to Canada’s past, while the modern era is represented on the 2022 coin’s obverse.
• A genuine 30 Deniers! The fine silver coin comes with a genuine Louis XIV 30 deniers coin sealed in an authenticated coin slab. Both coins are enclosed in a black clamshell—perfect for side-by-side viewing!
• New, yet "aged"! Modern engraving techniques mimic the effects of time without interfering with the proof finish.
• 5oz. of silver! This 65.25 mm coin is bigger in size than the original one and it has a much higher silver content (99.99%) too!
• For the love of history and the hobby! This gorgeous piece is the Royal Canadian Mint's way of honouring the history of currency in Canada, using the technologies of today.

The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. Inside the clamshell, a special insert holds both your fine silver coin and a genuine 30 deniers coin, which is sealed in a plastic coin slab.

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