France 1694-A 1/4 ecu
The specimen shown is an quart d'écu aux palmes struck at the Paris mint during the reign of Louis XIV. It was lot 1381 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007). It succeeded the quart d'écu aux 8 L struck 1690-93 and was superseded by the quart d'écu aux insignes struck 1701-03. It is more common than either type and the 1694-A is a common date.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common (all flans reformées).
Specification: 6.86 g, .917 fine silver, 27-28 mm diameter, corded edge, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.
Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 691, Dr/2 no. 414, KM 293.1.
- Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII a Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
- Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet á Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
- Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 1st ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.