France 1620-G double tournois
The specimen shown is a double tournois of Louis XIII of France (r. 1610-43) struck by the hammer at the Poitiers mint (mintmark "G") in 1620. These coins were produced by private contractors in large quantities at a profusion of mints and in many varieties until the 1640's. Droulers assigns 91 catalogue numbers to the double tournois of Louis XIII. The issues of Henry IV were reasonable compared to those of the regency of Louis XIII, when the queen-mother sold production contracts to many of her supporters. The face value was two deniers.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: copper, 3.13 g.
Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 178, Dr/2 no. 122, Gad-5.
- Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
- Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.