France 1582-S 2 sols
This specimen was lot 244 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $332.75. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Henri III. 1574-1589. AR Double sol parisis – Gros de six blancs. Troyes mint. Dated 1582 S. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. Toned with beautiful underlying luster. Purchased from Stack’s, March 1986." This billon double sol parisis was struck at numerous mints 1578-89. It had a face value of thirty deniers tournois. The later double sol of Louis XV was 2.18 g, .208 fine silver and tariffed at 24 deniers tournois.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 4.70 g, .319 fine silver, this specimen 26 mm diameter, 3.68 g, 7h axis.
Catalog reference: Duplessy 1136; Ciani 1444.
- Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.