France 1779-W liard

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a copper liard struck at the Lille mint in 1779. It is scarce, being priced by Droulers[1] at double the common date (1783-W), tho not particularly valuable in this grade. Its face value was 3 deniers or one fourth of a sol. The type was struck 1777-91 and is known from Lille for the entire span.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.06 g, copper, 23.5 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Benjamin Duvivier.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 894, Dr/2 no. 627, KM 585.14.


  • [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.

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