France 1604-Z 1/4 ecu

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This specimen was lot 348446 in CGB e-Monnaies 2 (Paris, March 2015), where it sold for 390 €. The catalog description noted,
"Quart d'écu du Dauphiné, 1604, Grenoble, Axe des coins: 1 h, Ce quart d’écu est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier. Petit choc au-dessus du Z du revers. Exemplaire recouvert d’une jolie patine grise de médaillier."
The Grenoble mint, in the province of Dauphiné north of Provence, was one of those backwater mints of France whose products today are generally rare.

Recorded mintage: 18,221.

Specification: 9.71 g, .917 fine silver, this specimen 9,51 g, 28 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: C.1518 - L.1092 - Dy.1236 - Sb.4702 (10 ex.)

Source:

  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Roberts, James N., The Silver Coins of Medieval France (476-1610 AD), S. Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1996.

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