France 1652-A 1/2 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1233
This specimen was lot 1233 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
" FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR demi-écu à la mèche longue, 1652A, Paris. D/ B. enfantin, l., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Ecu de France couronné. Nettoyé. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver half écu of the long lock of 1652, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored infant bust right; reverse: cronwed arms of France. Cleaned, Very Fine.)"
The specimen shown is a demi-écu a la mèche longue (half ecu with the long hair) from the Paris mint. It is one of a series struck 1646-60 from numerous mints and varies from the earlier demi-écu a la mèche courte by the length of the lock of hair over the king's ear. Its face value at the time of issue in France was thirty sols tournois. The type is common.

Recorded mintage: 751,084, a common date.

Specification: 13.72 g, .917 fine silver, 31 to 32 mm diameter, plain edge, engraved by Jean Warin, this specimen 13,57 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 527, Dr/2 no. 301, Dupl-1470; Gad-169, KM 164.1.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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