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E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series

E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series
E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series
E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series
E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series
E1 - Coin / Le Chameau Coin Pen / Limited Edition Series

Description

The pride of the French fleet, Le Chameau, was lost with all of her 316 passengers and the loss of King Louis XV’s shipment of gold and silver for the treasury of New France.  In addition, what probably seems to be the larger loss was the gold & silver on board belonging to the wealthy nobles and private passengers valued approximately at 100 Million Livre (dollars) in 1725. Not only was this specific disaster devastating in terms of souls and monies lost, but Le Chameau’s passenger list was a virtual “who’s who” of the French colonial aristocracy – people who had and were to have been the elite of their nation’s colonies in North America.  A generation of leaders went down with that ship that dreadful night! Their story sadly and tragically ended and 280 years later, my story continues..... The Pen... The Le Chameau artifact coin pen is a limited edition of 25 pens.  The French Ecu coin that appears on each pen is a pure silver replica made from the actual silver Ecu coin that was recovered by me from the wreck site.  A silicon mold was made of the front and back of the Ecu coin that is represented on the pen.  Unreadable and damaged pure silver Ecu coins were melted down to create this replica.