France 1595-Z douzain

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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. Duplessy lists this type for the Grenoble mint 1593-97.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.39 g, .240 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1257; Ci., 1565; Laf., 1096.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.

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