King Louis XVI of France—spoilt, coddled, out of touch—presided over a period of economic catastrophe. Faced with mounting debt incurred by financing a number of wars, including the American Revolution, he needed to raise the taxes on the nobility and the clergy. He did not. Instead, he tried first to repudiate the debt, then to take out still more loans, and, finally, to do absolutely nothing. This led to a financial crisis in his country. While his subjects starved, the king and his wife, Marie Antoinette, enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. When told commoners could not afford to buy bread, the queen famously said, “Let them eat cake.”--By 1789, the situation was untenable. The people rose up in revolt. The French Revolution was underway. The king and queen first tried to flee to her native Austria, but were detained. The monarchy was abolished. Then, in January of 1793, Louis was executed. In October, Marie Antoinette also went to the guillotine. The popular nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” is about their executions some months later—after Jack “lost his crown,” Jill came “tumbling after.”Add To Wish List
CoinsTV features some of the greatest selections available to coin collectors. What really sets them apart is their commitment to quality, rarity, and sourcing truly unique collectibles. We recommend all of our clients, friends, and family shop there - and you should too.
We are America's first online shopping network exclusively for coin collectors. Coin collecting will never be the same! Join us every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night from 8 pm EST to 11 pm EST as we bring you exclusive PCGS and NGC products, exclusive labels, rare coins, deals on bullion gold and silver and more!
Earn free shipping! All orders $149 and over ship free - and it’s just $4.95 flat rate for any orders $148.99 and under. We also offer up to 30 days to return most items. See our Shipping and Returns policy for more details
When you're ready to sell, we're here to assist! Our Buyback Guarantee offers enhanced liquidity to all of our clients and offers multiple options to divest from part or all of your collection. You choose what's right for you, when it's right for you. See our Buyback Guarantee Policy for more details.
Shipping & Returns Policy
All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. We strive to ship all package within 7 business days of full payment of order (except in the case of a preorder), however, due to the inherent nature of unique collectible products, at times this might not be possible. Because of the nature of the Internet, online ordering your purchase from CoinsTV acknowledges that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions.
CoinsTV Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Policy
For our full Shipping and Returns policy, please visit the Shipping Policy in our footer.
The coin I received was amazing! A+ Highly recommended seller and will definitely buy from again.
Sweet coin guys. I was expecting a common date but I was really surprised when I opened my box and found what you sent me. I can't believe that now I own a...
Fast shipping! A great experience overall but it got lost in the mail. But don't you know their customer service was so friendly and handled my issue professionally.
For a circulated set of Carson City dollars the price was good and the quality was just right. Shipped quickly
WOW. Just wow. I've purchased alot of Morgans in my day but this Sight White dollar is amongst the finest in my collection. I'm considering only buying Sight White from now on.