There was a time in the late 17th and early 18th centuries when Spain was the largest landowner in the world, though palpably on the way down, and England was fighting with FraThe two countries went at it around the world, planting their flags and shooting at each other when convenient. We know who won. The French held on to little dribs and drabs of colonies, added more in the 19th century, lost those. What was left, a few islands in the Caribbean and the south Pacific, Guianne in South America, have been incorporated into France itself. Today, if you go to Guadeloupe, for example, you are technically in France.
bronze 5 centimes, K12, 1839, brown
1 sapeque K6 1898 275-785.
1 cent K12.1 1931 torch privy silver 10 cent, K9, 1910, sold 3/22/2013275-786.
silver 20 cent K10 1913 cleaned VF+ $75.00 silver 20 cents, K17.1, 1928, toned
Unc $180.00 silver piastre, K5, 1894, XF
$220.00 silver piastre, K5, 1895, "27.215
AU $250.00 silver piastre, K5a.1, 1897, XF
$150.00 silver 1 piastre, K5a.1, 1899,
$250.00 silver 1 tael, old K-A2a, Fu, 40mm,
37.2g, this is one of the enigmatic bullion issues privately made probably
during World War II, Unc $110.00
50 centimes, K45, 1921,
1 franc, K46, 1921, VF $125.00VF $85.00XF
sold 3/22/2013XF $75.00Raleigh NC 27611
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INDOCHINAGUADELOUPEThese sugarcane coins are not uncommon in low
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