France 1676-A 2 sols
This deux sols des Traitants is a rather unusual product of the Paris mint. It was accompanied by a four sols (KM 232). Its production was farmed out to contractors who produced large quantities 1674-77, likely more than was reported to the government. This is one of the few French coins of the 1662-1690 period that can be called common.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not common.
Specification: 0.815 g, .798 fine silver per the SCWC; designed by François Warin.
Catalog reference: Gad-97, Dr/4 unlisted, KM 246.
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