France 1719-R 10 sols

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29059
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This coin, called a ten sols de France et de Navarre, was part of the John Law issues of 1719-23. It was worth 10 sols (one fourth of the petit louis d'argent) and was struck 1719 only. The succeeding type, the douzieme d'écu à l'écusson de France, was set equal to 15 sols and was struck over this type. This specimen was part of lot 29059 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $960. The catalog description[2] noted, "Quartet of Louis XV Minor Silver Coins, ...2) 1/12 Écu ou X-S de France-Navarre 1719-R Unc., Orléans mint. ...From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens."

Recorded mintage: 249,795 (priced[1] about 50% more than the common date).

Specification: 2.04 g, .917 fine silver, 20 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 565, Dr/4 no. 852, KM 441.14, Gad-287.


  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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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