France 1791-D 12 deniers

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This twelve deniers, struck in Lyons, France, during the early stages of the French Revolution, before the arrest and trial of the king, was meant to supersede the sol of the ancien régime. This coin was very rare in nice condition before the recent discovery of a hoard. It was struck at sixteen different mints and is very common in low grade.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper, bronze or brass.

Catalog reference: KM 600.5.


  • 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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