France 1785-T sol

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This specimen is a copper sol struck at the Nantes mint in 1785. It is scarce, being priced by Droulers[1] at double the common date (1791-A). Its face value was 12 deniers tournois. The type was struck in France 1777-91 and is known from Nantes for 1784-91.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

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 583.9, Gad-350.


  • [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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