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bry_899522 - REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Dixain de Rochon 1791 Lyon

REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Dixain de Rochon 1791 Lyon AU
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Price : 250.00 €
Type : Dixain de Rochon
Date: 1791 
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver plated copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 22,72 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Dixain à la patine hétérogène. Des petites fissures sont présentes au revers. Quelques taches et traces de manipulation sont également visibles
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : METAL DE CLOCHE - (LIS).
Obverse description : entouré d'un listel festonné ; au centre dans un cercle : DIXAIN.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1791.
Reverse description : dans une couronne de chêne ; à l'extérieur, listel festonné.

Historical background


REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…)

(1791-1793)

The Monneron Brothers made in England by Matthew Boulton, thanks to Watt's steam engine, coins of 2 and 5 sols in large quantities in the workshop of Soho in Birmingham, from the end of the year 1791. These emergency coins should have made up for the monetary shortage that reigned in France and their technical and aesthetic quality was far superior to the mediocre contemporary official productions in base metals. In March 1792, the Monnerons went bankrupt and Pierre fled. His brother Augustin took over the business, but a law of May 3, 1792 prohibited the manufacture of private coins. In September, a decree prohibits the marketing of trust coins. These coins of necessity circulated in fact until the end of 1793.

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