3 Sous - Louis XVI

Features

Issuer Isles de France and de Bourbon (Isles de France and Bonaparte )
King Louis XVI (1774-1792)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1781
Value 3 Sols (3⁄20)
Currency Îles de France et Bourbon - Pound
Composition Billon
Weight 2.185 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 35730
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Zay# 29
Ernest Zay; 1892. Histoire monétaire des colonies françaises, d'aprés les documents officiels. J. Montorier, Paris, France.

Obverse

3 lily flowers with a crown on top of them.

Lettering: LOUIS XVI·R·DE FR·DE NAV·

Translation: LOUIS XVI KING OF FRANCE AND NAVARRE

Engraver: Duvivier

Reverse

Denomination and date within a circle.

Lettering:
ISLES DE FR.ET DE BOURBON
3
SOUS
1781
A

Engraver: Duvivier

Edge

Smooth

Comments

One year only issue. Islands also known as Îles de France et Bourbon before Napoléon.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1781 A 6 720 000 $ 4.19 $ 34

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