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FEATURED WEB PAGE: CASTINE AND THE OLD COINS FOUND THEREThis week's featured web page is suggested by Ray Williams. It's a reprint of a paper by Joseph Williamson first printed for the Maine Historical Society, 1859, on the topic of the hoard of coins found at Castine, Maine.
From the web page:
Most of the coins were French crowns, half-crowns, and quarters, all of the reigns of Louis XIII. And Louis XIV., and bore various dates, from 1642 to 1682. With a few exceptions they were bright and but little worn, and when placed where they were found could not have been long in circulation. Their excellent workmanship, compared with that of English or Spanish coins of a similar date, shows the superiority of the French in the arts, even at the period.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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