France 1788-D liard

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This specimen is a copper liard struck at the Lyon mint in 1788. It is scarce, being priced by Droulers[1] at four times the common date (1783-W). Its face value was three deniers tournois. The type was struck in France 1777-91 and is known from Lyon for 1786, 1788 and 1790-91.

Recorded mintage: 666,000[2].

Specification: 3.05 g, copper, 23.5 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Benjamin Duvivier.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 894, Dr/2 no. 627, KM 585.5.


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

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