France 1627-Pau 1/4 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1174
This specimen was lot 1174 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €60 (about US$80 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIII (1610-1643), AR quart d'écu de Béarn, 1627, Pau. Frappé au balancier. D/ Croix fleurdelisée. R/ Ecu couronné, parti de France et Navarre-Béarn, accosté de II-II. Défaut de flan sur la tranche. Patine foncée. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIII, 1610-43, quarter écu of Béarn of 1627, Pau mint, struck by the screw press. Obverse: floriate cross; reverse: crowned arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Edge defect, nice patina, Very Fine.)"
This type was struck in Pau and Morlaàs 1610-43. Some dates are common but this one is scarce, being priced triple the 1642-F.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.71 g, .917 fine silver, plain edge, this specimen 9,46 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 110, Dr/2 no. 96, Dupl-1338; Gad-30, KM 49.1.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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