The four original designs were inspired by the 18th-century Lionet and Provence Pattern of court cards, with small details that reflect the period style.Introduced in 1685, the playing card money of New France is one of the most interesting chapters in the story of Canadian currency, but few examples survive today. This set of rectangular coins by the Royal Canadian Mint is a four of a kind in fine silver — a King of each suit, and all in a colourful style inspired by the cards that once circulated like banknotes.
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Cartes de la Nouvelle France
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