France 1651 ecu

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1651
This specimen was lot 1651 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$330 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH, Konigreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Ecu à la mèche longue de France-Navarre-Béarn 1651, Pau. Sehr schön. Kratzer. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, écu of the long lock of Navarre of 1651, Pau mint. Very fine, Scratches.)"
This type was struck at Pau and Morlaàs 1650-62. This date comes with and without an "F". It is priced about double the typical écu à la mèche longue. Many varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, plain edge; this specimen 26.77 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 443, Dr/2 no. 300, Gadoury 204. Dav-3801.

Source:

  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 2nd édition. Paris: AFPN, 1998.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018

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