Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Siberian Man, Oct 5, 2013.
Louis XVI constitutional écu of 6 livres, Bordeaux mint, 1793.
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Very nice collections gentlemen.
I only have a few pieces.
One centime 1862, bronze, weight - 1 g., size - 15 mm, mintage - 15560915 pcs. Engraver: Desire-Albert Barre. Paris Mint. Such coins were released at 1861-62 and 1870. Demonetized at January 1 1941. Emperor Napoleon III.
20 centimes 1867, silver .835, weight - 1 g., size - 16 mm, mintage - 3114264 pcs. Engraver: Desire-Albert Barre. Strasbourg Mint. Such coins were released at 1867 and 1868. Demonetized at March 22 1918.
5 francs 1940, aluminium-bronze, weight - 12 g., size - 31 mm, thickness - 2,3 mm, mintage - 38758000 pcs. Engraver: Andre-Marie Lavrillier. Paris Mint. Such coins were released at 1938-40 for an appeal in colonial Algeria. Demonetized at September 1 1949.
NB! At 1945-47 such coins were released in Paris for an appeal in France.
1380-1422 Charles VI
5 francs 1933, nickel, weight - 6 g., size - 23,7 mm, thickness - 1,9 mm, mintage - 160078050 pcs. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor. Paris Mint. Single release. Demonetized at April 30 1937.
Very nice ! Here is my ecu de 6 livres
Wow, that's a really nice constitutional écu, doppletaler! Mine has more circulation but I find it interesting that it is dated 1793 -- Louis XVI had his last earthly appointment on January 21, 1793, with the guillotine.
Very nice Ecu de 6 lives. Love that design.
Here is a Louis d'or struck in 1790 at Montpellier (atelier N).
Louis' coinage from Montpellier is generally scarce, specially so from his final years.
Very nice coins from my country guys. Thanks for collecting them and showing them
Did I ever post those ?
Francois I° (1515-1547) - Teston du Dauphiné deuxieme type Atelier de Romans (point secret sous la deuxième lettre, R couronnée au revers)
+ (triangle) FRANCISCVS.DEI.GRA.FRANCOR.REX (triangle) buste cuirassé et couronné a droite
+ (triangle) SIT.NOMEN.DNI.BENEDICTVM.R.(Mm) (triangle). Ecu ecartelé de France et Dauphiné. Grande F sur l'ecartelé (après le 8 octobre 1528, date à laquelle une lettre F brochant sur l'écartelé fut ajoutée sur les testons (source CGB VSO 09/1067))
9,25 gr - 26/29 mm
Ref : Ciani # 1141v
Napoleon I° Empereur - Demi Franc 1808 D Atelier de Lyon (D)
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR ., tête lauree a droite
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE ., couronne de laurier entourant DEMI FRANC en deux lignes, a l'exergue 1808 . D
Ref : Le Franc VIII # 177/5
Napoleon III Empereur (1852-1870) - 10 centimes 1862 A Atelier de Paris (A)
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR 1962, tête laurée a gauche
* EMPIRE FRANCAIS * DIX CENTIMES, aigle de face, les ailes deployees, A en dessous
Ref : Le Franc VIII # 134/5
3° republique - 2 francs 1910
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, semeuse allant a gauche
LIBERTE . EGALITE . FRATERNITE, 2 FRANCS en deux lignes, en dessous une branche d'olivier, a l'exergue 1910
Ref : Le Franc VIII # 266/10
Ex Victor Gadoury collection
Very nice coin, Cucumbor!
I don't believe you have shown us those before. I particularly like the Teston, and specially the demi franc for lyon. That is quite a scarce coin.
Here is a little demi franc minted in the 'Year 13' of the Revolution (1804-1805) in Limoges.
This is a relatively scarce year/mint combination which I found a few years ago unattributed at my local coin show.
I am unsure as to the actual catalogue number in 'Lefranc' (174/15 or 174/16?)
Demi-franc Napoléon Empereur, Calendrier révolutionnaire
An 13 (1804-1805) Mint : Limoges
Obverse legend : NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.
Reverse legend : RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. / Demi Franc / AN 13. .I.
Nice coins indeed! Just one question, @Cucumbor - what does "Ex Victor Gadoury collection" mean? I know (well, sort of know ) the Gadoury catalog, but would this 2 fr coin be part of some "ideal" collection?
After Victor Gadoury (yes he was the author of the Gadoury catalog in the first editions : for those not aware of that fact the Gadoury catalog is the french equivalent to the US "red book") has passed away, his own collection has been auctioned. I've been lucky enough to grab that one
Thanks @Eduard. That 1/2 franc belongs to my son. His interest for coin collecting is now completely gone, but he keeps two or three iconic coins, that one being one of them
174/15 Has a dot after "Franc" and 174/16 does not. So this is 174/15.
This seems like a reproduction than an original.
what no adjustment marks ? Beauty !
Although G is normally the Poitiers mintmark, I do not think this coin was struck in Poitiers. In 1654, faced with a great shortage of low value coins for daily transactions, Louis XIV gave a concession for six years to Isaac Blondin to strike low value coins at 8 mints of his choice spread across the country separate from the royal mints. According to Gadoury, Blondin and his subcontractors had great difficulty in setting up their coin presses in towns with a royal mint where the mintmasters did not like this competition from (in their view, unscrupulous) moneyers. Unable to operate in Poitiers, Blondin ended up striking coins with a G in Lusignan and Châtellerault (about 25 kms. and 45 kms. from Poitiers respectively).According to Droulers, the Châtellerault issues can be distinguished from the Lusignan coins by the :FRANCE: between 2 colons on the reverse.
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