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.
Images courtesy of Superior
With "RF" Counterstamp - Common
Counterstamp - Scarce