France 1616-StP M 1/4 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 959
This specimen was lot 959 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €110 (about US$153 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIII (1610-1643), AR quart d'écu de Navarre, 1616, Saint-Palais. D/ Croix fleurdelisée. R/ Ecu couronné, parti de France-Navarre, accosté de II-II. Belle patine. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIII, 1610-43, silver quarter écu of Navarre of 1616, Saint-Palais mint. Obverse: floriate cross; reverse: crowned arms of France and Navarre-Béarn divide "II - II". Nice patina, Very fine.)"
This date from St.-Palais comes marked F, F·, M, M· or M·· ··.

Recorded mintage: 53,312; a scarce date.

Specification: 9.71 g, .917 fine silver, 26-31 mm diameter, this specimen 8,96 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1336; Ci. 1692; Gad. 29; Dr/4 no. 109.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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