France 1702-D 5 sols

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Shown is a five sols aux insignes (five sous with insignia) struck at the Lyon mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. The type was struck 1702-09 for France over older 4 sols at 29 mints. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 3,921,226.

Specification: 1.63 g, .833 fine silver, plain edge, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 762, Dr/2 no. 462, KM 337, Gad-108.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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