France 1652-A 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 Paris during the reign of Louis XIV of France. This mint struck this type 1647-54.

Recorded mintage: est. 2,368,000.

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, Dav-3799, KM 155.1.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.

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