France 1649-A ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 995
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 995 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €340 (about US$473 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR écu à la mèche longue, 1649A, Paris. D/ B. enfantin, l., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Nettoyé. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver écu of the long lock of 1649, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored infant bust to right; reverse: crowned arms of France. Cleaned, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.)"

Recorded mintage: 219,685, a somewhat better date[1].

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin, this specimen 27,13 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1469; Gad-202, Dr/4 no. 441, Dr/2 no. 298, KM 155.1, 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.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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