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1831 1 Franc France, Henri V Pretender Coin - Grade?
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What grade do you think this makes? It didn't cost me much so I am thinking of sending it in. The reverse is very lustrous, kind of hard to show in the photos but it is very bright when tilted in light. It is maybe AU58, but usually AU coins are dull in my experience, and even though the veins in the reverse leaves are worn, I'm unsure if it is wear or a weak strike. The weight is 4.96 grams, it came from a reputable auction and I'm pretty confident its genuine. 






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As far as authenticity, I am not well-versed on these, so I won't even attempt that. 

As to the grade: If the wear was confined to the high spots that are directly opposite high relief areas on the other side, I might think "weak strike." But it seems to be fairly even across most the lettering and devices, including the rim. Put that with the numerous tics and light scratches, and I will call this one in the lower AU range.

On the other hand, if it isn't real, then you can probably toss what I said above out the window. I hope it is real. It is a nice looking piece.

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