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  1. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Louis XVI constitutional écu of 6 livres, Bordeaux mint, 1793.

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  3. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Very nice collections gentlemen.

    I only have a few pieces.
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  4. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    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.
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  5. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    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.
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  6. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Third Republic.
    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.
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  7. wcg

    wcg Active Member

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  8. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Third Republic.
    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.
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  9. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Well-Known Member

    Very nice ! Here is my ecu de 6 livres

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  10. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    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.
  11. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter** Supporter

    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.

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  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    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
    Tranche lisse
    2.48 gr
    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
    Tranche lisse
    10.02 gr
    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
    Tranche cannelée
    10.00 gr
    Ref : Le Franc VIII # 266/10
    Ex Victor Gadoury collection

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  13. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter** Supporter

    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.
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  14. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter** Supporter

    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?)

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    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.
  15. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    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?

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  16. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    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 :)

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  17. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    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

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  18. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Very nice!

    174/15 Has a dot after "Franc" and 174/16 does not. So this is 174/15.
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  19. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Well-Known Member

    This seems like a reproduction than an original.
  20. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Well-Known Member

    what no adjustment marks ? Beauty !
  21. talerman

    talerman Active Member

    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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