France 1720-S sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29059
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This sol au buste enfantin was struck in France 1719-28 and 1734 but only the early years are common, with this the most common date. Liards and demi-sols were also struck with this bust. The second specimen was part of lot 29059 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "Quartet of Louis XV Minor Silver Coins, 1) Sol au buste infantin 1720-S VF, Reims mint, ...From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens."

Recorded mintage: 1,632,170.

Specification: Copper, 12.23 g, 28-30 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 870, Dr/2 no. 573, Duplessy 1692; Ciani 2141; KM439.7, Gad-276; DFW-453.


  • 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]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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