France (1475)-St. Lo ecu d'or Fr-314

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Sincona sale 46, lot 313
This specimen was lot 313 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Kingdom, Louis XI. 1461-1483. Ecu dor au soleil o. J. (2.11.1475), Saint-Lô. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XI, 1461-83, undated gold écu of the sunburst, emission of November 1475, Saint-Lô mint. Good very fine.)"
This écu d'or au soleil superseded the écu d'or à la couronne from earlier in the reign. The dot under the F of FRANCORVM is in the 19th position, indicating Saint-Lô. It had a face value of 33 sols tournois. The legend should start with a crown.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .963 fine gold, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 544. Fr-314.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome I, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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