France 1781-AA sol

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This specimen is a copper sol à l'écu struck at the Metz mint in 1781. It is common, being priced by Droulers[1] about 50% more than the common date (1791-A). Its face value was twelve deniers tournois. The type was struck in France 1777-91 and is known from Metz for 1780-86 and 1788-91.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 12.24 g, copper, 28-31 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Benjamin Duvivier.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 891, Dr/2 no. 624, KM 578.2.


  • [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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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