France 1791-A sol
This specimen is a copper sol struck at the Paris mint in 1791. It is common. Its face value was twelve deniers tournois. The type was struck 1777-91 and is known from Paris for most of the dates. These circulated in France until the 1850's when they were finally called in and melted.
Recorded mintage: 17,522,138.
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 578.1.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.