France 1704-BB 5 sols

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Shown is a five sols de Strasbourg aux insignes (five sous of Strasbourg with insignia) struck at the Strasbourg mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. The type was struck 1703-04 for France solely at the Strasbourg mint (mintmark "BB") by a private contractor. Droulers separates this from the other cinq sols aux insignes (Dr/4 no. 762, struck 1702-07) because of its lower weight and different obverse legend. This date is common. The SCWC lists this at .798 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: 22,810,880.

Specification: 1.55 g, .833 fine silver, plain edge, designed by Joesph Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 762BB, Dr/2 no. 514, KM 337.4, 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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