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1797 5 Centimes, France.


elverno
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~28mm Site record.

 

A well worn example but interesting as it comes from the tough Orleans mint (at least for 1789-1815). Picked it up for a couple bucks on the Bay.

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Yes indeed it's about Orleans mint (R mint mark) and "le coq" as mintmaster's Charles-Pierre Delespine sign. Mintage 5,666,758 pieces. Rare only if it's an overstrike over Decime (10 centimes). If it's not an overstrike, it's a common coin. A common coin of a uncommon (for that time) decimal system.

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Thanks for the additional info! The comment about a tough mint may only apply here in the States where the R mintmark doesn't show up nearly as often as the others. :ninja:

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