France 1648-F ecu

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Goldberg sale 109, lot 2520
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This specimen was lot 2520 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Ecu a la meche longue, 1648-F (Angers). Louis XIV, 1643-1715. Laureate bust of young king with long curl. Reverse: Crowned arms. Sharply struck example with choice original mint luster and with great eye-appeal. Better than the grade on the holder. PCGS graded AU-55." The specimen shown is an écu à la mèche longue struck in Angers 1646-60. The Angers mint closed in 1661. This date is listed but not priced in Droulers[2].

Recorded mintage: 42,369[2].

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin or Isaac Briot.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 441, Dr/2 no. 298, Dupl. 1469; KM-155.5; Gad-202, Dav-3799.


  • [2]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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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