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bry_899519 - REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Essai au bonnet de Brézin, frappe médaille 1792

REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Essai au bonnet de Brézin, frappe médaille 1792  AU
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Type : Essai au bonnet de Brézin, frappe médaille
Date: 1792 
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Edge : Lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Essai à la patine hétérogène et un peu sombre. Présence de quelques faiblesses au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : *LIBERTE - EGALITE*.
Obverse description : Triangle sous un bonnet, entre deux branches de chêne ; sous un trait d'exergue L'AN IER DE LA / REPUB. FRAN.


Reverse legend : *JNVENTEE PAR BREZIN A PARIS* / 1792.
Reverse description : PIECE / FRAPÉE PAR / LE MOYEN DE / LA VIROLLE, en quatre lignes dans le champ.

Historical background



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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