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Live auction - bry_521963 - REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 5 sols à l'Hercule, frappe médaille 1792 Birmingham, Soho

REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 5 sols à l Hercule, frappe médaille 1792 Birmingham, Soho MS
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 16:45:19
Type : Monneron de 5 sols à l'Hercule, frappe médaille
Date: 1792
Mint name / Town : Birmingham, Soho
Metal : copper
Diameter : 39,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,15 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux : °°°°° LA. CONFIANCE. AUGMENTE. LA. VALEUR.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce de 5 sols est frappée sur un flan régulier et large laissant apparaître l’essentiel des grènetis extérieurs. Exemplaire recouvert d’une très jolie patine marron et présentant de hauts reliefs
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Hercule essayant de briser un faisceau de licteur ; à l'exergue L'AN IV DE LA / LIBERTE’..


Reverse legend : REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE. - 1792.
Reverse description : MEDAILLE / QUI SE VEND / CINQ-SOLS / A PARIS CHEZ / MONNERON / (PATENTÉ), en six lignes dans le champ.


Exemplaire en frappe médaille (12 heures).

Historical background



Brothers make Monneron made in England by Matthew Boulton, thanks to the Watt steam engine, parts 2 and 5 floors in large quantities in the Soho shop in Birmingham, from the end of 1791. These currencies need should have the monetary supply shortage that prevailed in France and their technical and aesthetic quality was much higher than the official mediocre contemporary productions in base metals. In March 1792, the Monneron Pierre went bankrupt and fled. His brother Augustin took over the business, but a law of 3 May 1792 prohibits the manufacture of private currencies. In September, a decree prohibits the marketing of spare confidence. These coins circulated in fact necessary until the end of 1793.

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