France 1648-N Ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is an écu à la mèche longue struck in Montpellier during the reign of Louis XIV of France. This coin is better struck than most from the Montpellier mint, where crude diework and bad strikes predominated. Montpellier struck this type 1647-53. Droulers[1] prices this date about double the common date (1651-A).

Recorded mintage: 60,813.

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 155.12, Dav-3799.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.

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