France 1644-A 1/24 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 94, lot 1406
France 1644 24th ecu rev JElsen 94-1406.jpg

The first specimen was lot 1406 in Jean Elsen sale 94 (Brussels, December 2007), where it sold for 550 euro. The second specimen was lot 1344 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007). The third specimen was lot 1354 in CGB sale 24. This piece is considered a pattern and is not listed in Droulers tho it turns up in auctions from time to time. If it had gone into production, it would have had a face value of 30 deniers tournois.

Recorded mintage: unknown[2].

Specification: 1.14 g, .917 fine silver, plain edge.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 unlisted, Dupl-1465.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [2]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.

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