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Carolingians

Louis the Pious (814-840)
Second Issue - after 818-9

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AR denier 20mm, 1.8gr. Obv: +HLVDOVVICVS IMP, central cross. Rev: PARISII. R1123; MG 361; Dep 6-A1, 759 (50 examples); Prou 317; Bel 44.

Charles the Bald (840-877)

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AR denier, 20mm, 1.5gr. Obv: +CAR.LVSR.EX, central cross. Rev: PARI/./SII. R1261; MG 825v (which is PARIS/./I. I suspect this is a text error since PARIS on one line does not ring authentic.) Dep 9-E1, 761v (20 examples); Bel 79.


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This is an unusual coin in several dimensions. The obverse has two besants, one between A and R and the second between R and E. On the reverse, the more common presentation is a besant between the S and I on the second line, not between the first and second lines. This coin is is not clearly in MG or Depeyrot. It is representative of an earlier style of Charles' deniers.


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AR denier, 21mm, 1.73gr. Obv: +CARLVS REX FR, central cross. Rev:+PARISII CIVITAS, central temple. R131`3; MG 827; Dep 9,B-1, 762 (24 examples).

Charles the Bald (840-877) or Charles III (893-923) Reissue


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AR denier, 21mm, 1.67gr. Obv: GRATIA D-I REX, central monogram. Rev: PARISII CIVITAS, central cross. R1422 indicates reissue by Charles III. Paris mint. MG 833 also indicated due to its presence in the EVREAUX find it might be C III. Dep 11 A1, 763 (123 examples). He spells it 'DEI' where the coin is D-I but also cites MG 832-38. Not in Bel. This was one of the ten mints named by the Edict of Pitres as being authorized to produce GDR coinage.


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AR denier, 20 mm, 1.69gr. Obv: +GRATIA D-I REX, central blurred KRLS monogram. Rev: +PARISII CIVITAS, central cross. Paris mint. R1422, MG 830; Dep 11 A1, 763 (123 examples); Bel 151; Nouchy CB172D; seller (Garnier) id Pr 326v.

Charles III (896-923)

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AR denier, 19mm, 1.12gr. Obv: + CRATIA D-I REX, central KRLS monogram. Rev: +/PARISI/.../CIVITA/+. Mint is Paris. R1706; Dep 772 (45 examples); MG 1393; Prou 335.

Capetians

Henri I (1031-1060)

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AR denier, 21mm, 1.25gr. Obv: +HAINRICVS REX, central cross with A&W or W&A suspended. Rev: +PAISIVS CIVITAS, central cross. Mint is Paris. Dup 16 or 18; C 33; Bel 206.

Louis V11 (1137-80)

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Denier, 19.5mm. Obv: LVDOVICUS REX, interior FRA/OCN. Rev: PARISII CIVIS, central cross. Mint is Paris. D146, C182 as Louis IX. Contemporary English coin: Henry II.

Philip 11, Augustus (1180-1223)

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Denier, 19mm. Obv: PHILIPVS REX with FRA OC(reversed)N in the center. Rev: +PARISII CIVIS, with a cross in the center. Mint is Paris.  D164, C160. Contemporary English coins: Henry II, Richard 1,  John,Henry III.

Valois
Charles V1 The Fool (1380-1422)

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AR florette, 26mm. Obv: +KAROLVS:FRANCORVM:REX, trois lis poses 2 et 1 sous une couronne. Rev: +SIT:NOMEN:DNI:BENEDICTV, cross fleurdelise aux deux couronnes. All ':' are actually three dots. Mint is Paris. Mint mark is 'o' under the obverse '+.' Second emission (20 Octobre 1417). Dup 387a, C 524 (which says billon).


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AR blanc au briquet, 26mm, 2.88gr. Obv: *KAROLVS*FRANCORVM*REX, center shield of France between 3 crowns and a trilobe. The mint mark is a dot at point 18, under the E of REX. Rev: *SIT*NOMEN*DNI*BENEDICTV, center cross with two lis and two crowns. Mint is Paris, second period (1436-61) Dup 522; C 694; Laufraie 514.

Louis X1 (1461-83)

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Ecu d'or, 28mm, 1re emission 31/12/1461. Obv: LVDOVICVS:DEI:GRA:FRANCOR:REX, ecu de France crowned, bounded by deux lis crowned. Rev: XPS:VINCIT:XPS:REGNAT:XPS:IMPGRAT, "croix feuillue avec quadrilobes en coeur, accoste de quarte cournelles, dans un quadrilobe." Mint is Paris - pt 18 on the obv. Dup 539v (with XPC); C 741v which has the reverse ending "XPS IMPERT." Coin shows great clarity of the ... in the crown, which suggests it is as struck, with some weakness in the legend.

Charles V111 ( 1483-98)

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Blanc a la couronne, 25mm, 2.38fr. Obv: +KAROLVS*FRANCORVM*REX, ecu de france entre trois couronnes. Rev: +SIT*NOMEN*DNI*BENEDICTV, croix cantonee avec deux couronnelles et deux lis, dans un quadrilobe. Punctuation at pt. 18. Mint is Paris. Dup 587, C 805.

Henri II (1547-1559)

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Douzain, 24x25mm. Obv: +HENRICVS.2.DEI.GRA.FRANCOR.REX, ecu de France accostes de deux croissants couronne, nom de atelier sous l'ecu. Rev: +SIT.NOMEN.DNI.BENEDICTVM.(date - 1551?). Mint is Paris (A). This type of coin dates from 1547-58). D 997; C 1305 (as billon).

Henri 111 (1574-1589)

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Double tournois, 1580, 22mm. Obv: HENRI.III.R.DE.FRAN.ET.POL, bust right, Paris mint mark. Rev: +DOUBLE TOVRNOIS 1580, three lis in a central circle. D1152b, C1469.

English

Henry VI (1422-61)
Paris Mint

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AR grand blanc aux ecus, 27mm, (3.17 gm).  Obv: FRANCORVM: ET: ANGLIE: REX, central hERICVS above arms of France and England. Rev: SIT:NOMEN: DNI: BENEDICTV, central hERICVS, cross flanked by lis and leopard; mm: crown. Paris mint. Mint mark is a crown top center. Elias 279.

Bourbons

Henri 1V (1589-1610)

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Double tovrnois, 1606, 21mm. Oldest milled coin in the collection. Obv: R.DE.FRAN.ET.NAV.HENRI.IIII, portrait looking right. Rev: +DOVBLE.TOVRNOIS 1606, with three lis in the inner circle. Mint is Paris - A under portrait. D1273, C1576/7.

Louis X111 (1610-43)

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1/12 ecu, 20 mm. Obv: +LVDOVICVS XIII D  |  G  FR ET NAV REX, bust right. Rev: +SIT NOMEN DOMINI V BENEDTITVM 1643, central crowned shield with three lis. Paris mint. D 1352v, 3eme type 1642-3 (D does not reflect the 'V' on the reverse legend); C 1667.

Louis XIV (1643-1715)

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Douzieme d'ecu, silver, 1644, 21mm. Obv: D.G.FR.ET.NAV.REX.LVD.XIII, young portrait facing right, wearing an imperial wreath. Rev: SIT.NOMEN,DOMINI.BENEDICTVM.1644, shield with three lis surmounted by a large crown. Mint is Paris. D1464, C1836. Contemporary English coins: Charles I, Charles II, James II, William and Mary, William III, Anne and George I.

Louis XV (1715-74)

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Copper demi sol a la vieille tete, 25mm, 5.93gr. Obv: LUDOV.XV.D.GRATIA, head right. Rev:  *FRANCE ET NAVARRE REX.1769, A in the exergue, central ecu avec trois lis, couronne. Mint is Paris. Dup 1700, C 2148. Contemporary English coins: George I,   George II, George III

Louis XV1, (1774-93)

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12 sols, silver, date obscured, 22mm. Obv: LUD.XVI.D.G.FR.ET.NAV.REX, portrait facing left. Rev: SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM, circle with three lis surmounted by large crown, bracketed by wreaths. Mint is Paris.  D1711,  C2191 1785? Contemporary English coin: George III.

Post 1789
Louis XV1, Constitutional Period

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2 sols, 1791, 34 mm. Obv: LOUIS XVI ROI | DES FRANCAIS, 1792A, portrait left. Rev: LA NATION LA | LOI LE ROI, L'AN 5 DE LA LIBERTE, mace crowned by cap, bracketed by wreaths and 2 S. Mint is Paris. D1722.

(First) Republic Francais

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5 centimes, l'an 5 (1794), 27 mm.. Obv: REPUBLIQUE | FRANCAIS, portrait left. Rev: CINQ CENTIMES L'AN 5, central text surrounded by wreath. Paris mint - 26 million. Gadoury 37.

Napoleon Empereur

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20 gold francs, 1812 A, 21 mm. Obv: NAPOLEON | EMPEREUR, bust left. Rev: EMPIRE FRANCAIS 1812 A, 20 FRANCS inside central wreath. Paris mint - 3 million. Gad 237.


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1 franc (silver), 1808, 22 mm. NAPOLEON | EMPEREUR, bust right. Rev: REPUBLIQUE | FRANCAISE 1808, center text 1 FRANC surrounded by wreath. Paris mint - 4.6 million. Gad. 126.

Louis XV111

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20 gold francs, 1814A, 21 mm. Obv: LOUIS XVIII | ROI DE FRANCE, bust right. Rev: PIECE DE 20 FRANCS, central shield with lis, crowned, wreath. Paris mint - 2.7 million. Gad. 238

Charles X

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2 francs, 1827, 27 mm. Obv: CHARLES X ROI | DE FRANCE, portrait left. Rev: center shield with three lis, surmounted by crown, bracketed by wreath and 2 F, with date 1827 underneath. Paris mint - 268T. Gad 152.

Louis-Philippe

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20 gold francs, 1840A, 21 mm. Obv: LOUIS PHILIPPE I | ROIS  DES FRANCAIS, bust left. Rev: 20 FRANCS  1840, surrounded by wreath. Paris mint - 2 million. Gad. 243.


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5 francs, 1834 A, full figure profile portrait, 32 mm. Description same as above. Paris mint - 11 million. Gad. 178.


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AU 20 francs, 21mm, 6.4gr., Obv: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, central ‘Genie.’ Rev: LIBERTE EGALITIE FRATERINTE, central 20 FRANCS 1848. Mint is Paris. Production is 1.3 million. Engraver is Dupre. Gad 244.


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AU 20 francs, 21mm, 6.41gr. Obv: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, central ‘dieu protege la France. Rev: LIBERTE EGALITIE FRATERINTE, central 20 FRANCS 1851A. Mint is Paris. Production is 12.7 million. Gad 245.

Napoleon III

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20 gold francs, 1864, 21 mm. Obv: NAPOLEON III | EMPEREUR, bust right. Rev: EMPIRE FRANCAIS, central shield bracketed by 20 FR over 1864. Mint Paris or Strasbourg. Gad 248.


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5 francs, 1868 A, 37 mm. Obv: NAPOLEON | EMPEREUR, portrait left. Rev: EMPIRE | FRANCAIS 1863, with central design (crossed staffs surmounted by crown) bracketed by 5 F. Paris mint - 6 million. Gad. 183.


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10 centimes, 1854 A copper, 30 mm. Obv: NAPOLEON III | EMPEREUR 1854, with portrait left in central circle. Rev: EMPIRE | FRANCAIS, DIX CENTIMES, with eagle in inner circle. Paris mint - 13.2 million. Gad. 62

(Third) Republic Francais

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5 francs, 1876 A, 37 mm. Obv: LIBERTE EGALI|TE FRATERNITE, with three classical figures in the center. Rev: REPUBLIQUE | FRANCAIS, with central text 5 FRANCS 1876 surrounded by wreath. Paris mint - 8 million. Gad. 187.