Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Napoleon Coin

I almost forgot to tell you! Ian found this coin under a beam, on the wall at the edge of the shop floor. Could have been placed there deliberately as a 'good luck' token, or perhaps lost by a customer all those years ago and rolled down at crack at the edge of the floorboards.

It's a five-centime piece, dated 1854!

1 comment:

  1. I´ve got one of these marked 1863, just about as badly worn. The difference? I´m in the United States, and it was passed down to me. Mostly my French coins are the aluminum variety from WWII, that my grandfather brought back.