France 1612-StP 1/4 ecu

From CoinFactsWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
from Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 757
This specimen was lot 757 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €115 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIII (1610-1643), AR quart d'écu de Navarre, 1612, Saint-Palais. D/ Croix fleurdelisée. R/ Ecu couronné, parti de France-Navarre, accosté de II-II. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIII (1610-43), silver quarter écu of Navarre of 1612, St.-Palais mint. Obverse: floriate cross; reverse: crowned arms of France and Navarre divides "II-II". Very Fine.)"
This type was struck at Saint-Palais in the Pyrenees 1610-32 with numerous varieties. Reverse legend: GRATIA.DEI.SVM.ID.Q.SVM = "By the grace of God, I am what I am."

Recorded mintage: 64,530, a better date but not rare.

Specification: 9.71 g, .917 fine silver, 26-31 mm diameter, plain edge or no edge; this specimen 9,50 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 109, Dr/2 no. 94, Dupl. 1336; Gad. 29.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

Link to: