France 1791-A sol

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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[1].

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.

Source:

  • [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.

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