72 Asses - Frans II


Issuer Luxembourg
Duke Francis II (1792-1795)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1795
Value 72 sols (18⁄5)
Currency Sol ( -1795)
Composition Silver (.812)
Weight 29.44 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 36184
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References L# 262,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 252,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Vanhoudt# 892,
Hugo Vanhoudt; 2015. De munten van de Bourgondische, Spaanse en Oostenrijkse Nederlanden en van de Franse en Hollandse periode 1434-1830. Vanhoudt, Heverlee, Netherlands.
KM# 20,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
BV# 263
Édouard Bernays, Jules Vannérus; 1910. Histoire monétaire du comté puis du duché de Luxembourg et de ses fiefs : abbaye d'Echternach, comté de Chiny, seigneuies de Moiry, de Schönecken et de Saint-Vith, comté de Salm en Ardenne, seigneurie d'Orchimont, terre franche de Cugnon. Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.


Legend and mint year in five lines.

Lettering: AD ꟾ USUM ꟾ LUXEMBURGI ꟾ CCVALLATI ꟾ 1795

Translation: For the use of the besieged city of Luxembourg


Face value - 72 asses (sols) -
Two branches of oak in saltire with the n°13 in the center

Lettering: LXXII ꟾ ASSES ꟾ 13




Obsidional coin struck by the Austrian occupant during the siege by the French revolutionary troops. This 72 sous Kronthaler was struck during the first months of 1795. The number 13 indicates the weight of the fine metal: 13 "löthig" (lot) corresponding to the silver title of 812.5 ‰.

The weights vary strongly (27.06 - 32.40 g.)

Two different dies exist for this piece; the legends are absolutely the same but the arrangement of the engraving varies very slightly.

A variant in medal alignment is known. Its rating is 25% higher than the coin alignment.

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1795  (fr) L#262-1
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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans II
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 30147
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 9600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans IIPicture 1 of a sold 72 Asses - Frans II
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 31513
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 Undetermined XF
(NGC XF40)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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