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The specimen shown is a ''demi-écu à la mèche longue'' struck at Angers during the reign of Louis XIV of [[France]]. It was from a recent William Rosenblum sale (Littleton, CO, February 2012), where it sold for $240. Droulers<sup>[1]</sup> prices this date about 80% more than the common [[France 1655-A 1/2 ecu|1655-A]]. The Angers mint closed in 1661.
 
The specimen shown is a ''demi-écu à la mèche longue'' struck at Angers during the reign of Louis XIV of [[France]]. It was from a recent William Rosenblum sale (Littleton, CO, February 2012), where it sold for $240. Droulers<sup>[1]</sup> prices this date about 80% more than the common [[France 1655-A 1/2 ecu|1655-A]]. The Angers mint closed in 1661.
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* [[France 1657-& 1/12 ecu|1657-& 1/12 ''écu à la mèche longue'']]
 
* [[France 1657-& 1/12 ecu|1657-& 1/12 ''écu à la mèche longue'']]
 
* [[France 1659-A 1/12 ecu|1659-A 1/12 ''écu au buste juvénile'']]
 
* [[France 1659-A 1/12 ecu|1659-A 1/12 ''écu au buste juvénile'']]
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* [[France 1659-A louis d'or Fr-421|1659-A ''louis d'or au buste juvénile'']]
 
* [[France 1659-9 1/2 ecu|1659-9 ''demi-écu juvénile'']]
 
* [[France 1659-9 1/2 ecu|1659-9 ''demi-écu juvénile'']]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1659]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1659]]

Revision as of 23:07, 10 December 2016

photo courtesy Wm. Rosenblum

The specimen shown is a demi-écu à la mèche longue struck at Angers during the reign of Louis XIV of France. It was from a recent William Rosenblum sale (Littleton, CO, February 2012), where it sold for $240. Droulers[1] prices this date about 80% more than the common 1655-A. The Angers mint closed in 1661.

Recorded mintage: 23,289[1].

Specification: 13.72 g, .917 fine silver, 31-32 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 527, Dr/2 no. 301, KM 164.

Source:

  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 1st ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.

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