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The London Coin Company have provided a brief explanation on what a Piedfort coin is to help our customers evaluate and understand the termanology Piedfort. We hope you find it useful.

Piedfort's are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks. As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces.

In Britain the practise of striking Piedfort coins is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known.

In recent years Mints from around the world make Piedfort coins for collectors which are traditionally double the weight of their normal counterparts.

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