Lorraine 1708 liard

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This specimen was offered in July 2018 by Poinsignon Numismatique (Strasbourg, France) at 30 €. They commented, "Liard 1708. Nancy. TB /TTB." Lorraine in the early eighteenth century was in the borderlands between France and Germany and was contested between them. In 1721, she was still part of the Empire but the duke was a French client. His son, Francis III (1729-37) married Maria Theresia of Austria and was forced to trade Lorraine for Tuscany. Lorraine went to Stanislaus Leszczynski, erstwhile king of Poland and father-in-law of Louis XV. On his death in 1766, Lorraine passed to France. This coin is listed in the SCWC for 1706-15 and 1726-29.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper; this specimen 2,95 g.

Catalog reference: Flon p 879, 48, KM 81.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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