France 1712-AA 15 deniers

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29005
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Heritage sale 3064, lot 29006
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The first specimen was part of lot 29005 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $240. The catalog description[2] noted, "Pair of Louis XIV 15 Deniers ("1/2 Mousquetaires"), 1) 1712/1-AA VF, Metz mint, Somewhat porous.... From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens." The second specimen was lot 29006 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $210. The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis XIV 15 Deniers ("1/2 Mousquetaire") 1712-AA VF Details (Environmental Damage) NGC, Metz mint, Vlack-13. Surface granular and mostly medium gray with patches of darker color. Still, a very presentable piece with plenty of detail. From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens." This obscure type was struck 1711-13 only at Metz. It was called the XV deniers aux 2 L couronnés. Altho sold as part of a collection of Canadian tokens, and it's possible some circulated there, the vast majority remained in France.

Recorded mintage: unknown[1].

Specification: 1.22 g, .208 fine silver, 18.5 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 774, Dr/2 no. 476, KM 401, Gad-95, Vlack-13a.

Source:

  • [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.
  • [2]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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