France 1643-A ecu Dav-3798

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 988
This specimen was lot 988 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR écu à la mèche courte, 1643A, Paris. Point initial. D/ B. enfantin, l., dr. et cuir. à d. Petite étoile en fin de légende. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver écu of the short lock of 1643, Paris mint, initial dot. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored infant bust right, small star at end of legend; reverse: crowned arms of France. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1643-45 at Paris and Lyon only.

Recorded mintage: 265,056 (rose) plus 206,634 (dot)[1].

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin or Nicholas Briot, this specimen 27,28 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1461; Gad. 201, Dr/4 no. 440A (rose, bust by Briot); Dr/4 no. 440B (dot, bust by Warin), Dav-3798.

Source:

  • [1]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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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