Qcumbor Posted November 12, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted November 12, 2022 Hi friends Three titles for just one coin ! And a coin from Dombes, once again, sorry for you folks. The story is about a Dombes demi-pistole, dated 1575 (@panzerman has a superior example of that coin) Anyway, the story about the coin is interesting I think : I had photographied this coin in 2012. Back then we were on vacation in New England and I visited a guy I had met previously on the internet who collected Dombes aswell. A man, collecting mainly early american coinage, with a huge collection I think, and because some of the french royal coinage had been overstamped to be used in the "New World", he got interested in them and discovered the Dombes principality and started to actively collect them. Ten years ago when I visited him he had a much more impressive Dombes collection than I had by that time. He gave me permission to picture his coins, and now he's had them auctioned at Goldberg. The coin I just bought has already illustrated my blog for the last ten years. Now, that coin has traveled from Dombes to the USA and is back home. Of course Goldberg thought it would be smart to have it slabbed, even though it has "XF details" and they even wrote "Genuine, not gradable". Having such a coin graded as not gradable sounds like an oxymoron. I had to do something for this poor entombed coin And now here is the coin after a few breaths Louis II de Montpensier (1560-1582), Demi-pistole - 1575 - Atelier de Trévoux + LVDOVI . D . MONTISP . D . DOMBAR Ecu de Bourbon couronné + DNS . ADIVT . ET . REDEM . MEVS . 1575 : Croix feuillue 3.20 gr - Ref : Divo Dombes # 26, Friedberg # 121, Mantellier -, Poey d'Avant # 5107 Provenance : Ira & Larry Goldberg auction #128/1160, Ex collection R. Laviana Please post the coins you have freed from their slabs, or that you have brought back home after they've traveled abroad Q 16 1 1 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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