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A State of the Gold & Silver coyned Species as they now pass in France compared with the

Standard Gold & Silver Species of England

The Gold Species of France are Louis D'ors of the Old or New Fabrick

dwgr LiversSols
TheOldLouis D'orweighs 4:8 & passesfor 1510 } The standard is of 11 deniers or 11oz Fine Gold or fine Silver to every 12oz Troy
NewLouis D'orweighs 5:6 20
TheLouis blank of silver 19:12 5

From whence it folloews, That the Species of Gold & Silver of France Weigh & pass Vizt.

LiversSols Livers ozdwgr
32212 Louis D'or & 25 Sols of the Old Species At 15.10 is 5000. At 4dw:8gr Weigh 69:17:22
250 Louis D'or of the New 20 5000 5:6 65:12:12
1000 Louis blank of the New 5 5000 19:12 975:
LiversSols ozdwgr £sd
32212& 25 Old Lewis d'orsweigh 69:17:22 } deniers { 279:11:08
250 new Lewis d'ors 651212 11 or standard is worth, coyned into Guineas at 5dw: 9gr 262:10
1000 Lewis Blank 975 11 or standard of 11oz: 2dw–: 966oz: 4dw coyned into Crowns 19: 8 £ 250
Livers
The Inference is That the 32212 & 32 Sols Old Louis d'or is 5000 } So that the Difference between the
250 new Louis d'or 5000 Old Gold Species & Silver {per Cent} is£11.16
1000 Louis blank 5000 & the New 5

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