France 1676-A 2 sols

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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[2]; designed by François Warin.

Catalog reference: Gad-97, Dr/4 unlisted, KM 246.

Source:

  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.

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