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Guyana ~ Guiana (French) 2 Sous  1780 to 1790
Guyana ~ Guiana (French) 2 Sous 1780 to 1790

French Guyana in South America issued these coins between 1780 and 1790. There are several varieties in pattern, especially the shape of the crown, and other mysterious aspects of these coins. Originals are minted in billon, a low-grade silver alloy. Apparently forgeries were made in the UK during the latter 1700s, and these forgeries are worth less than billon issues. Also, the catalogs list a silver issue dated 1789.

The date you see the most is 1789. If your 1789 is made of brass, it will be worth small amounts. If it is made of silver, it is rare and valuable. A jeweler can help you determine the metallic composition of your coin.

BILLON 2 SOUS 1780 TO 1790
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $300

BRASS 2 SOUS 1789
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $60

SILVER 2 SOUS 1789
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800

Remember these are catalog values that must be properly interpreted to determine actual buy and sell prices. See our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 21190 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: John Smith, Fri, 27-May-2016 20:41:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-May-2016 22:22:45 GMT
Requester description: 1789 Front:
A crown is present on the front with three French with three bundles of wheat underneath.

Reverse:
2 Sous 1789 is present in the middle of the coin's reverse.
COLONIE DE CAYENNE; 2 Sous 1789 2 sous Front:
Louis XVI R DE FR ET DE NAV

Reverse:
COLONIE DE CAYENNE; 2 Sous 1789
Tags: guyana guiana french france 2 sous guy gaul francaises francais rf francaise francie franciaise franciase francai fran fracaise louis xvi et nav colonie colony cayenne ludovico ludovicus luis lvd ludouicus luiz louise ludovicis lodovico luise ludovicvs ludovigus lud ludov lvdovicvs colonial colonies colonization kolonie colonizacao crown three wheat crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera wheatie wheats flower fleur circle ring florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

  

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