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Obverse of 1767 French Colonies "Sou" or Sol de 12 Deniers     Reverse of 1767 French Colonies "Sou" or Sol de 12 Deniers


1767 FRENCH COLONIES COPPER "SOU" OR SOL DE 12 DENIERS

In 1767, France issued 1.6 million copper Sols (valued at 9 Deniers) for use in the French Colonies in the Caribbean.  The vast majority of these were counterstamped with an oval punch with the letters "RF" (Republique Francaise).  Many of the counterstamped piece ended up in the American Colonies, where they circulated at the value of one Cent.  Because of their presence in "American" change, they are considered part of the American Colonial series, despite their manufacture overseas.

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Varieties: 
With "RF" Counterstamp - Common
Without "RF" Counterstamp - Scarce

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