Token: France Monneron (Constitution) 5 Sols  1792
Token: France Monneron (Constitution) 5 Sols 1792

Thanks, Jody, for your interesting inquiry. Here are some approximate catalog values:

worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200


Things were rough in France during the late 1700s. Monarchies oppressed the people, the country went into bankruptcy, and the French Revolution shook all of Europe. This all happened before Napoleon took over in 1799.

With the government in shambles, certain entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to issue money. The Monneron Brothers were such entrepreneurs and they are the ones who struck your coin on a steam-powered coining press.

In fact, since it was not issued by a recognized government, your specimen is a token, not a coin. But the denomination, 5 sols, is a valid French denomination for the period.

CoinQuest thanks for the use of their image of this beautiful piece.

Another Monneron, with a depiction of Hercules, token appears at this CoinQuest link

Coin: 1113 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Jody, Tue, 25-Aug-2009 03:10:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Sep-2013 01:17:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 19-Sep-2015 16:14:23 GMT
Requester description: 1792 oblong circle on front, showing what looks like soldiers standing and saluting (?) in front of a person seated, holding up a tablet or proclimation.says 14 juillet,1790.vivre libres on left side, ou mourir on right side.reverse is worn, but can read some of the words with naked eye.if you need all of that I will send it too, but I have a feeling this is just not a valuable coin, but want to know for sure.
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