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bry_899692 - REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 2 sols à la Liberté 1791 Birmingham, Soho

REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 2 sols à la Liberté 1791 Birmingham, Soho AU
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Type : Monneron de 2 sols à la Liberté
Date: 1791 
Mint name / Town : Birmingham, Soho
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,52 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux : LA. CONFIANCE. AUGMENTE. LA. VALEUR
Coments on the condition:
Monneron ayant gardé une petite partie de son rouge de frappe. Quelques marques d’usure sont visibles sur les hauts reliefs. Patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LIBERTÉ - SOUS LA LOI.
Obverse description : Liberté assise à gauche, appuyée sur la Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme ; à l'exergue : L'AN IV. DE LA / LIBERTÉ, sur la table de la loi : DROITS / DE / L'HOMME / ARTIC. / V..


Reverse legend : REVOLUTION FRANCAISE / 1791.
Reverse description : Au centre légende en six lignes : MEDAILLE / QUI SE VEND / DEUX-SOLS / A PARIS CHEZ / MONNERON / |PATENTÉ|.

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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