Obverse of French Colonies 1767-A Sou
Reverse of French Colonies 1767-A Sou

Ron Guth: 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.