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France (Boullion & Sedan) 2 Tournois and 2 Liards  1613 and 1614
France (Boullion & Sedan) 2 Tournois and 2 Liards 1613 and 1614

Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne was Duke of Bouillon in the late 16th and early 17th century France. He married the heiress to the Duchy of Bouillon in 1591, and became Marshal of France in 1592. With the power to issue his own coins, he struck a beautiful series of coppers and silvers. This page deals with the copper issues known as double tournois and liards. The 1 liard coins have a different design with fleur-de-lis on the reverse instead of a coat-of-arms, while the 2 (double) tournois and 2 liard coins only differ in size and inscription.

DOUBLE TOURNOIS: 21 mm diameter:
2 LIARDS: 25 mm diameter inscriptions SEDANENSIS,
SEDANI ET RAV (or RAVC)

Very approximate catalog values for these coins are

worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $250

Roy reports an interesting legend error on his coin. If there is truly an error in the inscription , and it is not simply a combination of a die cud, wear and the serifs that are causing the E to resemble an A, then this makes the coin extra interesting.

Damaged coins will be worth a few dollars at most. Damaged and worn coins will be worth zero. Check out our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 16494 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Roy, Fri, 07-Feb-2014 16:36:06 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 08-Feb-2014 17:54:46 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 25-Jan-2016 17:09:10 GMT
Requester description: 1614 Hanr De La Tovrd bvllione sedaniftrav vpprinces Bust with collar ruffle of Henri de la Tour shield on other side spelling error the Coin should have HENR mine has HANR an A instead of a E I have found two of these coins and they both have E in HENR mine is a clear A. Liard?
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