France 1792-BB 3 deniers

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This type was struck 1792 only at Strasbourg for the French revolutionary regime and is quite a bit scarcer than the contemporary six deniers, 12 deniers and 2 sols. It receives a different catalog number from the three deniers struck at Lyon and Limoges by the spelling of the obverse legend, "FRANÇAIS" instead of "FRANÇOIS". It was equal to the liard of the ancien régime.

Recorded mintage: 80,150.

Specification: 3.05 g, bronze, designed by Augustin Dupré.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 4, KM 609.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Guilloteau, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, Colonies 1670-1942 et Metropole 1774-1942, Versailles, 1942.

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