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    Paquet Design For the Dual Denomination Coins Proposed in 1867-68

    1868 Dual Denomination $5-25 Francs, Judd-656, Pollock-729, R.6-7. PR 63. Anthony Paquet's design for an international coin with values expressed in dollars and francs for the Latin Monetary Union Conference on international coinage. The obverse depicts Paquet's bust of Liberty facing left with date below and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the top of that side. The reverse is simply inscribed 5 DOLLARS 25 FRANCS inside a laurel and oak wreath. Struck in copper and gilt with a reeded edge. A companion piece to the previously offered French international gold coin, these coins were proposed after a twenty nation conference convened in Paris in 1867. The fields are brilliant and show hairlines from cleaning. A beautiful example of a revolutionary idea in international coinage. (NGC ID# 29K7, PCGS# 60656)

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