France 1550-F douzain
This douzain aux croissants was a billon coin issued in large numbers during the reign of Henry II (r. 1547-59). This specimen is from the Angers mint. Milled coinage was experimental in the sixteenth century and would not be generally adopted in France until the reform of 1640-42. This type had a face value of twelve deniers tournois, a denomination later occupied by the copper sou.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .292 fine silver, 2.6 g.
Catalog reference: Dupl-997.
- Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.