My FUN NEWPS
My biggest new collecting passion developed in 2017 is world coins that circulated in early America. I found two great 17th and 18th century coins in Tampa that had to come home with me : a 1691 French 1/2 Ecu and a 1786 Dutch 1/2 Ducat. While the latter may not have circulated here, it is the right era and was too breath taking to pass up.
Both are pictured below. The gilder is not as original as the ecu, but has amazing luster. Eye appeal and originality are vital to me. The Dutch piece spoke to me.
Obsessed collector of pieces of history.
Yorkshireman's Box of 20