France 1622-L 1/4 ecu

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This type was struck for the entire length of Louis XIII's reign from two dozen mints and is common in circulated condition. For 1622, only Rouen (B), Bayonne (L) and Nantes (T) are known.

Recorded mintage: 52,542 (including some 1/8 écus)[1], a better date.

Specification: 9.71 g, .917 fine silver, 26-31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 105, Dr/2 no. 86, Dupl. 1332; Gad-27.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.

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