France 1768-& liard

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is a liard d'Aix minted at Aix 1767-72 at the end of the reign of Louis XV. Eleven other mints struck this type. Its face value was 3 deniers, ¼ sol or 1/480 of a silver écu. The type is scarce in all grades (despite this, the SCWC values it at $4 in VG) but well made specimens such as the one shown are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce[1].

Specification: copper, 3.05 g, 21 mm diameter, plain edge. Engraved by Joseph-Charles Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 872, Dr/2 no. 578, KM 540, Gad-271.

Source:

  • [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.

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