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E-auction 528-446264 - bry_814567 - REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 5 sols au serment (An IV), 3e type 1792 Birmingham, Soho

REVOLUTION COINAGE / CONFIANCE (MONNAIES DE…) Monneron de 5 sols au serment (An IV), 3e type 1792 Birmingham, Soho VF/XF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 15:02:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Monneron de 5 sols au serment (An IV), 3e type
Date: 1792 
Mint name / Town : Birmingham, Soho
Metal : copper
Diameter : 39,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 28,17 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux : DEPARTEMENS DE PARIS. RHONE ET LOIRE. DU GARD. &c
Coments on the condition:
Monneron frappé sur un flan large et régulier. Des rayures et des coups sont visibles ainsi que des traces d’usure sur les hauts reliefs. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : VIVRE LIBRES - OU MOURIR. // À L'EXERGUE 14 JUILLET. / 1790.
Obverse description : dans un cartouche ovale, scène du serment de la Fête de la Fédération avec PACTE FÉDÉRATIF, signé DUPRÉ F..


Reverse description : Au centre légende en neuf lignes : MEDAILLE / DE CONFIANCE / DE CINQ-SOLS / REMBOURSABLE / EN ASSIGNATS / DE 50#. ET / AU DESSUS. / - / L'AN IV. DE LA / LIBERTÉ.

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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