France 1719-S 20 sols

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29060
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This specimen is a twenty sols de France-Navarre struck at the Reims mint, one of a type struck there in 1719-20. This specimen was part of lot 29060 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $432. The catalog description[2] noted, "Group of Five Louis XV 20 Sols (1/6 Écu) de Navarre, 1) 1719-S AU, Reims mint, ...From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens." This issue from Reims is counted as a better date only by comparison to the Paris mint, which emitted over 13 million pieces.

Recorded mintage: 1,218,736[1].

Specification: silver, 11 deniers (.917 fine), 60 pieces to the mark (4.079 g), face value 20 sols, 23 mm diameter. Engraved by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 843, Dr/2 no. 562, KM 440.18, Gad-295.


  • [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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