France 1626-A denier tournois

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 246

This specimen was lot 246 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $484. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Louis XIII le Juste (the Just). 1610–1643. CU Denier tournois. Paris mint. Dated 1626 A. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63 BN. Deep patina but nice strike. Only coin of this date encapsulated. Purchased from Harold Rosenbaum." The specimen shown is a denier tournois of Louis XIII (r. 1610-43) struck by the hammer at the Paris mint (mintmark "A") in 1621. The double tournois were produced by private contractors in large quantities at a profusion of mints and in many varieties until the 1640's but the denier tournois is a much less common coin.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.56 g, copper, this specimen 16 mm diameter, 1.41 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1363; Ciani –; Gad-2, KM 70.1.


  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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