France 1706-A 10 sols

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 265

This specimen was lot 265 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $435.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Louis XIV le Roi Soleil (the Sun King). 1643–1715. AR Pièce de dix sols aux insignes. Paris mint; différent: escallop/flower. George Röettiers, engraver. Louis Euldes, director. Dated 1706 A. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 61. Toned moderately and graded uncirculated. Only specimen ever graded." The SCWC lists this as a 1/8 écu but Droulers notes this coin is closer to a 1/7 écu. The type was struck 1703-08 in large numbers while the Metz and Strasbourg mints struck the dix sols aux quatre couronnes.

Recorded mintage: 15,492,374 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 3.10 g, .833 fine silver, plain edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers. This specimen 22 mm diameter, 2.99 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 709, Dr/2 no. 463, Duplessy 1566; Ciani 1964; KM 349.1.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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