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France 15 and 30 Deniers  1709 to 1713
France 15 and 30 Deniers 1709 to 1713

These French coins with the two back-to-back L's, a version of Louis XIV's (LVD XIII) royal monogram, were struck for just a few years at the start of the 18th century. Two different denominations were issued: 15 and 30 deniers.

15 DENIERS: 1.2 grams, 18.5 millimeters diameter
30 DENIERS: 2.5 grams, 23.5 millimeters diameter

The 30 deniers come with either an 'AA' or a 'D' mint mark. Both denominations and mint marks are worth about the same, listed below:

worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $550

The coin in our picture is in excellent shape (you don't see them this nice very often) and it sold for 150 euros (about $190 US dollars) during a 2012 auction by cgb.fr in Paris. CoinQuest thanks cgb.fr for use of their coin photo.

Damaged coins will be worth a few dollars at most.
Please visit our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 18032 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: bgreeny, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 19:34:40 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 20:17:28 GMT
Requester description: 1712 one side: Back to back L's with a crown above, and fleur de lis's around it
other side: + sign or cross with fleur de lis's around it
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