Coins from France

The Carolingian dynasty founded a unified currency facilitating the development of trade in Europe. The Carolingian pound worth 20 Sols and therefore 240 silver Deniers, is the pillar of the monetary system that will last until the French revolution. But from the 9th century, the Carolingian Empire was subject to internal and external pressures that favored the emergence of local feudal powers. Each lordship took the opportunity to mint coins, causing a certain monetary disorder for several centuries. The accession to power of Hugh Capet marked a turning point. He and his successors Louis VI, Philip Augustus and Saint Louis, imposed the royal coinage, gradually buying back the monetary rights of the feudal lords. In 1641, Louis XIII created the Louis d'Or and reintroduced the silver Ecu and the copper Liard. After 1789, coinage did not escape the revolutionary phenomenon: in 1792, coins bearing the effigy of Louis XVI were replaced by the Sol aux Balances. Then the Franc reappears (the first "Franc à Cheval" and "Franc à Pied" were minted from the 14th century), with a fixed weight and decimal subdivisions. Napoleon then introduced the gold 40F and 20F and their subdivisions, all types that would go through the restoration and revolutions until the First World War. In the interwar period, in a context of general collapse of the economy, the Franc was devalued several times. In 1960, De Gaulle created the New Franc as part of European integration and its new monetary system. Finally, the Euro replaced the Franc on July 1st, 2002.
Wikidata: Q142

See also: French notgeld, French colonies, France - Feudal, Unified Carolingian Empire, Frankish Kingdom

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Carolingian Empire › West Francia, Kingdom of • Pound (840-987)

2 Obols = 1 Denier • 12 Deniers = 1 Solidus • 20 Solidi = 1 Carolingian Pound

Obol - Ralph (Orleans mint; KRLS type monogram)
(923-936)

Silver • 0.42 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Nouchy# 31 (p. 281), Gariel Car# LIV/35, Morrison# 1600, Prou Car# 528, N# 340981
Obol - Ralph (Paris mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 0.66 g
Nouchy# 35 (p. 283), Gariel Car# LIV/38; 40, Morrison# 1583-1585, Prou Car# 338-340, PA# I/2, N# 340980
Obol - Charles II (Dax mint)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.72 g
Morrison# –, Gariel Car# –, Prou Car# –, Depeyr Car# 388E, Nouchy# –, N# 347701
Obol - Charles II (Melle mint)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.77 g • ⌀ 16 mm
Morrison# 1060, Gariel Car# XXIV/76, Prou Car# 703-705, Nouchy# 43 (p. 134), MEC I# I, 934, PA# 2349, N# 42867
Obol - Charles II (Melle mint; cross below monogram)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.80 g
Morrison# 1061, Nouchy# 43a (p. 134), Gariel Car# XXIV/77-79, Prou Car# 706-708, MEC I# I, 962-964, N# 194145
Obol - Charles II (Bourges mint; monogram)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.57 g
Morrison# 1072; 1074, Nouchy# 20 (p. 128), Gariel Car# XXII/41, Prou Car# 741, MEC I# I, 839, N# 343400
Obol - Charles II (Clermont-Ferrand mint)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.66 g
Morrison# 1081; 1084, Nouchy# 28 (p. 130), Gariel Car# XLII/48, Prou Car# 767; 770-771, N# 343397
Obol - Charles II (Agen mint)
(840-864)

Silver
Morrison# 1089, Gariel Car# XXIV/74, Prou Car# 795, Nouchy# 8 (p. 124), N# 340161
Obol - Charles II (Toulouse mint; CARLVS REX / TOLOSA)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.84 g
Morrison# 1098, Nouchy# 66 (p. 141), Gariel Car# LII/80, N# 340526
Obol - Charles II (Toulouse mint; CARLVS REX F)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.72 g
Morrison# 1101; 1104, Nouchy# 68 (p. 143), Gariel Car# XXIII/69-70, Prou Car# 815, N# 343298
Obol - Charles II (Christian legend)
(840-864)

Silver • 0.80 g
Morrison# 1158-1161, Nouchy# 6 (p. 123), Gariel Car# XLV/66, Prou Car# 1059, N# 343408
Obol - Charles II (Laon mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.85 g
Gariel Car# XXX/128, Morrison# 798, Nouchy# 141-142 (p. 170), Prou Car# 275, N# 342752
Obol - Charles II (Compiègne mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.66 g
Morrison# 791, Prou Car# 265, Gariel Car# XXVIII/89, Nouchy# 122 (p. 164), N# 342833
Obol - Charles II (Angers mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.64 g • ⌀ 15 mm
Nouchy# –, Morrison# –, Prou Car# –, Gariel Car# –, Depeyr Car# 43A, N# 348833
Obol - Charles II (Bar-sur-Aube mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.64 g
Nouchy# 92 (p. 155), Gariel Car# XXVI/33; 35, Prou Car# 563, Morrison# 972-974, N# 343185
Obol - Charles II (Blois mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.60 g
Nouchy# 101 (p. 157), Gariel Car# XXVII/53; XLIX/15, Prou Car# 476, Morrison# 924; 929, N# 343025
Obol - Charles II (Le Mans mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.83 g
Nouchy# 148 (p. 172), Gariel Car# XXX/130, Morrison# 907, Prou Car# 424, N# 342746
Obol - Charles II (Meaux mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.85 g
Nouchy# 152 (p. 174), Gariel Car# XXXI/146, Morrison# 852; 855, Prou Car# 365, N# 342737
Obol - Charles II (Orleans mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.91 g
Nouchy# 169 (p. 179), Gariel Car# XXXI/166-167, Morrison# 949-950, Prou Car# 519-520, MEC I# I, 883, N# 342718
Obol - Charles II (Palace mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.55 g
Nouchy# 171 (p. 180), Prou Car# 23, Gariel Car# XXXII/168 ; XXXII/175-176, Morrison# 630 ; 638-639, N# 342708
Obol - Charles II (Paris mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.68 g
Nouchy# 173 (p. 181), Gariel Car# XXXII/185, Morrison# 831, Prou Car# 327, N# 342707
Obol - Charles II (Quentovic mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.86 g
Prou Car# 196; 202, Nouchy# 182-184 (p. 184), Gariel Car# XXXII/190-192, Morrison# 717; 720; 724; 727, MEC I# I, 888, PA# CLIV/2, N# 346361
Obol - Charles II (Saint Dionysius monastery)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.62 g
Prou Car# 347-351, Nouchy# 200 (p. 190), Gariel Car# XXXIV/222-223, Morrison# 841 ; 844-847, MEC I# I, 898, N# 340494
Obol - Charles II (Chelles monastery)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.77 g
Prou Car# 358b, Nouchy# 120 (p. 163), Gariel Car# XXVIII/83; 85, Morrison# 858; 860, N# 342913
Obol - Charles II (Rouen mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.53 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Prou Car# 383-384, Nouchy# 195 (p. 188), Gariel Car# XXXIII/210-211, Morrison# 866 ; 868-870 ; 873 ; 879, MEC I# I, 895-896, N# 279923
Obol - Charles II (Chartres mint)
(864-875)

Silver • 0.70 g
Prou Car# 496, Nouchy# 115 (p. 162), Gariel Car# XXVIII/74, Morrison# 934, N# 342988
Obol - Charles II / Charles III (Reims mint)
(864-922)

Silver • 0.89 g
Prou Car# 300, Nouchy# 186 (p. 185), Gariel Car# XXXIII/197-198, Morrison# 816 ; 1379-1380 ; 1381-1383, N# 342657
Obol - Charles II (as emperor; Bourges mint)
(875-877)

Silver • 0.93 g
Nouchy# 239 (p. 208), Gariel Car# XXIV/88, Morrison# 1480 ; 1483 ; 1487, Prou Car# 745-746, MEC I# I, 918, N# 346368
Obol - Charles II (as emperor; Nevers mint)
(875-877)

Silver • 0.51 g
Prou Car# 598, Nouchy# 246 (p. 210), Gariel Car# –, Morrison# 1466-1467, MEC I# I, 921, N# 343364
Obol - Odo (Limoges mint)
(887-898)

Silver • 0.79 g
Nouchy# 25 (p. 240), Gariel Car# XLVII/28, Morrison# 1336, Prou Car# 786-787, Depeyr Car# I, 977, N# 346400
Obol - Odo (Toulouse mint; ODDO REX FR)
(887-898)

Silver • 0.59 g
Nouchy# 47 (p. 247), Gariel Car# XLVIII/53 ; 55, Morrison# 1339; 1342, Prou Car# 825, MEC I# I, 989, N# 346415
Obol - Odo (Tours mint; MISERICORDIA DEI)
(887-898)

Silver • 0.67 g
Nouchy# 51 (p. 248), Gariel Car# XLVIII/6, Morrison# –, Prou Car# –, N# 346404
Obol - Charles III (Amiens mint)
(898-922)

Silver • 0.80 g
Morrison# 767, Nouchy# 5 (p. 255), Prou Car# 242-243, Gariel Car# XXV/8, N# 348502
Obol - Charles III (Cassel mint)
(898-923)

Silver • 0.60 g
Nouchy# 19 (p. 259), Gariel Car# XLIX/18, Morrison# 1431, Prou Car# 973, N# 341139
Obole - Louis IV (Chinon)
(936-954)

Silver • 0.67 g • ⌀ 15.5 mm
Nouchy# 10 (p. 290), Gariel Car# LV/8, Morrison# 1632, Prou Car# –, Depeyr Car# 319, PA# XXXII/5, N# 348840
Obol - Louis IV (Langres mint)
(936-954)

Silver • 0.42 g
Nouchy# 12 (p. 291), Gariel Car# LV/11, Morrison# 1637, Prou Car# 612, PA# CXXXV/6, N# 340805
Obol - Lothair II (Bourges mint)
(954-986)

Silver • 0.64 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Nouchy# 6 (p. 300), Gariel Car# LVII/11, Morrison# 1679, Prou Car# 754, N# 330438
Obol - Lothair II (Bourges mint; temple)
(954-986)

Silver • 0.49 g • ⌀ 15.8 mm
Nouchy# 8 (p. 301), Gariel Car# LVII/10, Prou Car# 757, Morrison# 1673; 1675, PA# XXXX/14, Depeyr Car# 209, N# 349247
Obol - Lothair II (Bourges mint; monogram)
(954-986)

Silver • 0.57 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
Nouchy# 10 (p. 302), Gariel Car# LVII/8, Morrison# 1667 ; 1669, Prou Car# 760-761, PA# XXXX/13, N# 330453
Obol - Lothair II (Meaux mint)
(954-986)

Silver • 0.72 g
Nouchy# 18 (p. 304), Gariel Car# LVII/20, Morrison# 1661, Prou Car# 367, N# 340676
Denier - Ralph (Meaux mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.10 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Nouchy# –, Gariel Car# LIV/28, Morrison# 1589, Prou Car# –, N# 346943
Denier - Ralph (Ascheres mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.23 g
Nouchy# 2 (p. 273), Gariel Car# –, Morrison# –, Prou Car# –, N# 340979
Denier - Ralph (Beaugency mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.48 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Nouchy# 3 (p. 273), Gariel Car# –, Morrison# –, Prou Car# –, N# 340973
Denier - Ralph (Beauvais mint; Type 1)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.11 g
Nouchy# 4 (p. 274), Gariel Car# LIII/3, Morrison# 1578, Prou Car# 260, PA# CL/15, N# 340965
Denier - Ralph (Beauvais mint; Type 2)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.13 g
Nouchy# 5 (p. 274), Gariel Car# LIII/4, Morrison# 1579, Prou Car# 259, PA# CL/16, N# 340967
Denier - Ralph (Chartres mint; KRLS type monogram)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.39 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Nouchy# 9 (p. 275), MEC I# I, 1001, Morrison# 1592 var., Depeyr Car# 284, Prou Car# 498, N# 340628
Denier - Ralph (Chartres mint; Odonic monogram)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.27 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Nouchy# 11 (p. 275), Gariel Car# LIII/10 ; 12, Morrison# 1592, Prou Car# 500, N# 330531
Denier - Ralph (Chateaudun mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.36 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Nouchy# 13 (p. 276), Gariel Car# LIII/14-15, Morrison# 1594, Prou Car# 506, PA# XXXVII/8, N# 330456
Denier - Ralph (Chateau-Landon mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.38 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Nouchy# 17 (p. 277), Gariel Car# LIII/8, Morrison# 1601 ; 1604, Prou Car# 537, N# 330528
Denier - Ralph (Dreux mint)
(923-936)

Silver • 1.40 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Nouchy# 19 (p. 278), Gariel Car# LII/16, PA# II/22, N# 340958

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