France 1791-A 15 sols

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50413
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a billon fifteen sols struck at the Paris mint in 1791. It is common. Its face value was one-eighth of an écu. The type was struck 1791-93 and is known from Limoges, Metz, Bordeaux, Bayonne, Marseilles, Nantes and other mints. The first specimen was lot 50413 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $220. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. 15 Sols, 1791-A. NGC AU-58."

Recorded mintage: 493,653.

Specification: 5 g, .666 fine silver, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 604.1, Gad-36.

Source:

  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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