Bouillon and Sedan 1681 liard

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Jean Elsen sale 140, lot 487
This specimen was lot 487 in Jean Elsen sale 140 (Brussels, March 2019), where it sold for €175 (about US$233 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BOUILLON ET SEDAN, Godefroid-Maurice de la Tour d'Auvergne (1652-1721), Cu liard de Bouillon, 1681. D/ Ecu couronné, écartelé de La Tour en 1 et 4, Boulogne en 2 et Turenne en 3. R/ Inscription en quatre lignes. En dessous, un lis entre deux tours. Rare. Très Beau. (county of Bouillon and Sedan, Godfrey de la Tour d'Auvergne, 1652-1721, copper liard of 1681. Obverse: crowned arms of de la Tour, Boulogne and Turenne; reverse: four line inscription, lily below between two towers. Rare, Very Fine.)"
The SCWC lists this duchy under French states as the area was annexed by Louis XIV in 1678 and permanently added to France but we list this with the Bishopric of Liege which had suzerainty in the early 1600's. This type was accompanied by a copper two liards (KM 43).

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper, this specimen 3,54 g.

Catalog reference: P.A. 6369; De Mey R77, KM 42.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 140, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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