France 1654-A liard

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from Sincona sale 11, lot 1308
This specimen was lot 1308 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,052 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Liard 1654, Paris. Erster Typ. Selten. Justiert. Vorzüglich. (France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, liard of 1654, Paris mint, first type. Rare, extremely fine.)"
This rare type is listed only for 1654-A (Corbeil, not Paris) and 1656-K. The main production run was of the liard de France au buste adolescent, of which several hundred million were made 1655-58.

Recorded mintage: 4,075.

Specification: copper, this specimen 3.80 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1587, Dr.2/783, Dr.2/478, Gad-79.


  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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