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Quite a while has passed since I added a coin to my collection - there are plenty to choose from out there but the prices being acheived at auction are now getting really silly, particularly for quality examples of almost anything.:o

Despite this situation it will come as no surprise that the coin in question was Napoleonic  - a 1808 10 centimes from the Paris mint. Why would I do this when, it is the most common issue, and I already have a couple of high grade examples?? (details on my Registry set).

This mintage is actually made up of two varieities - the normal one and the 'upside down' one. The latter is struck en medaille rather than the usual coin alignment and is by far the much rarer of the two - maybe a few% of the production at best. For years I have been looking at all the 1808A's that have appeared at auction in the hope of finding a good one, I had identified just a few but these had seen extensive circulation and would only grade as Fine at best, so not great and I let them go.

Recently a quality example appeared and it was already graded.:bigsmile: Such a variety is often missed, and it wasn't recognised on the label either - unfortunately the auction house realised what it was :| and so I decided to just pay up

Would NGC now recognise this well established variety? There are also clear varieties for some of the other 10 centime issues and I also check for all of those.:ph34r::ph34r:

 

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most likely they will...urs may end up being the variety "discovery" coin...u may have to convince them its a major or significant variety or in this case a "mintage error" coin... i have had some success in getting variety status attributed to a few of my coins....

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On 7/6/2022 at 3:51 AM, zadok said:

most likely they will...urs may end up being the variety "discovery" coin...u may have to convince them its a major or significant variety or in this case a "mintage error" coin... i have had some success in getting variety status attributed to a few of my coins....

It would be great to have the information on the label :bigsmile:

It is a known variety and in the standard Gadoury reference for French coins, Monnasies Francaises, so it may be possible.

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On 7/6/2022 at 9:32 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

It would be great to have the information on the label :bigsmile:

It is a known variety and in the standard Gadoury reference for French coins, Monnasies Francaises, so it may be possible.

...talk to Dave Lange bout it before u send it in, he will advise u the proper avenue to follow n get it to the correct person....

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