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Billon Coinage of 1709 - 1760

The piece of 30 deniers was called a mousquetaire, and was coined at Metz and Lyon. The 15 deniers was coined only at Metz. The sou marque and the half sou were coined at almost every French mint, those of Paris being most common. The half sou of 1740 is the only commonly available date. Specimens of the sou marque dated after 1760 were not used in North America. A unique specimen of the 1712-AA 30 deniers is known in the size and weight of the 15-denier coins.

Billon Coinage of 1709 - 1760
Billon Coinage of 1709 - 1760

Billon Coinage of 1709 - 1760

Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG V. Good. V. Good.
  • F Fine. Fine.
  • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
  • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
  • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
  • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
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