France 1603-D 1/2 franc

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is a demi-franc of Henry IV of France (r. 1589-1610) struck by the hammer at the Lyon mint (mintmark "D") in 1603.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.09 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Duplessy no. 1212, KM 14.2.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Roberts, James N., The Silver Coins of Medieval France (476-1610 AD), S. Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1996.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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