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"An Illustrated Catalogue of the French Billon Coinage in the Americas"
by Robert Vlack

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

About the Author................................................................................. viii
Authors Acknowledgements................................................................. ix
Introduction................................................................................1
About Billon Coins............................................................ 6
Rarity...............................................................................7
The Billon Coins of the French Regime................................. 8
      Edict of 1640....................................................................................... 9
      Issue of 1641...................................................................................... 11
      Issue of 1658...................................................................................... 11
      Coinage of 1692‑1705.......................................................................... 12

      Mousquetaires
of 1709-13................................................................... 14
      Sous Marqus
of 1738-64.................................................................... 16
Mousquetaires, 30 and 15 Deniers (1709-13).............................................................. 19
      Mousquetaires
            Lyon D (1709-13)....................................................................... 20
            Metz AA (1709-11)...................................................................... 22
      Demi-Mousquetaires
            Metz AA  (1711-13)......................................................................... 23
Billon Sous Marqus, Double Sols of 24 Deniers (1738-64)........................................ 25
      Mints
            Paris A  (1738-64).......................................................................... 26
            Paris/Lyon hybrid (1747).................................................................... 31
            Rouen B (1738-42)......................................................................... 40
            Caen C  (1738-52).......................................................................... 42
            Lyon D  (1738-43).......................................................................... 44
            Tours E  (1738-50).......................................................................... 46
            Poitiers G (1738-42)........................................................................ 48
            La Rochelle H  (1738-57)................................................................. 49
            Limoges I (1738-44)........................................................................ 51
            Bordeaux K  (1738-44).................................................................... 53
            Bayonne L  (1739-52)...................................................................... 55
            Toulouse M  (1738-44).................................................................... 57
            Montpellier N  (1739-42)................................................................. 59
            Riom O  (1738-44).......................................................................... 60
            Dijon P (1738-44)........................................................................... 62
            Perpignan Q  (1738-42)................................................................... 64
            Orleans R  (1738-41)....................................................................... 66
            Reims S  (1738-40)......................................................................... 69
            Nantes T  (1738-43)........................................................................ 71
            Troyes V  (1738-42)........................................................................ 73
            Lille W  (1738-50)........................................................................... 76
            Amiens X (1738-41)........................................................................ 79
            Bourges Y (1738-42)....................................................................... 81
            Grenoble Z (1739-41)...................................................................... 82
            Rennes 9 (1738-44)......................................................................... 83
            Aix &  (1738-43)............................................................................ 84
            Metz AA (1738-50)......................................................................... 85
            Strasbourg BB (1738-62)................................................................. 87
            Besanon CC (1738-41)................................................................... 92
            Pau cow  (1738-53)......................................................................... 93
Billon Half Sous Marqus, Sols of 12 Deniers (1738-48).............................................. 95
      Mints
            Paris A  (1738-48)............................................................................. 96
            Rouen B  (1740)............................................................................... 97.
            Caen C (1739)................................................................................... 97
            Lyon D (1740)................................................................................... 98
            Poitiers G (1740)............................................................................... 98
            Limoges I  (1739-40)......................................................................... 99
            Bayonne L  (1740-41)........................................................................ 99
            Toulouse M  (1740).......................................................................... 100
            Montpellier N  (1740)....................................................................... 100
            Riom O  (1740)................................................................................. 101
            Dijon P  (1739-40)............................................................................ 101
            Perpignan Q  (1740)......................................................................... 102
            Reims S (1740)................................................................................. 102
            Nantes T  (1739-40)......................................................................... 103
            Troyes V (1740)............................................................................... 103
            Lille W (1740).................................................................................. 104
            Amiens X (1740).............................................................................. 104
            Bourges Y  (1739-42)....................................................................... 105
            Rennes 9 (1740)............................................................................... 105
            Aix &  (1740)................................................................................... 106
            Metz AA (1740)............................................................................... 106
            Strasbourg BB  (1740-46)................................................................. 107
            Besanon CC (1739-40).................................................................... 107
Contemporary Counterfeits.........................................................................................109
      Mousquetaires,  30 and 15 Deniers............................................................... 111
     
Sous Marqus, 24 and 12 Deniers................................................................. 117
            Mints
                  Paris.................................................................................................... 118
                  Lyon.................................................................................................... 126
                  Tours................................................................................................... 127
                  La Rochelle.......................................................................................... 128
                  Limoges............................................................................................... 131
                  Nantes................................................................................................. 132
                  Troyes................................................................................................. 133
                  Lille..................................................................................................... 134
                  Strasbourg........................................................................................... 135
Coinage of West Indies relating to Sous Marqus....................................................... 137
      Stampees of 1765......................................................................................... 139
      The Cayenne Two Sous of French Guiana........................................................ 143
      West Indies Counterstamped Coins................................................................. 146
            Bahamas............................................................................................. 146
            Dutch Guiana...................................................................................... 146
            Guadeloupe......................................................................................... 147
            Martinique.......................................................................................... 147
            Montserrat.......................................................................................... 148
            Nevis.................................................................................................. 148
            St. Bartholomew.................................................................................. 149
            St. Eustatius........................................................................................ 150
            St. Kitts.............................................................................................. 150
            St. Martin........................................................................................... 151
            St. Vincent.......................................................................................... 153
            Santo Domingo.................................................................................... 153
            Tobago............................................................................................... 153
            Tortola............................................................................................... 156
Multiple Counterstamps................................................................................. 157
      St. Kitts/Nevis.................................................................................... 157
      St. Kitts/Tortola.................................................................................. 157
      Montserrat/Tortola.............................................................................. 157

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