France 1648-K ecu

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23537
France 1648K ecu rev H3030-23537.jpg

This specimen was lot 23537 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XIV Ecu 1648-K, Bordeaux mint, MS62 NGC. A handsome example, lightly toned with magenta and blue highlights. There are some extremely light reverse adjustments and near-full luster. Great eye-appeal." The specimen shown is an écu à la mèche longue struck in Bordeaux during the reign of Louis XIV of France. Bordeaux struck this type 1647-53.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 441, Dr/2 no. 298, KM 155.9, Gad-202, Dav-3799.

Source:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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