France 1653-T ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
France 1653T demi ecu rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is an écu à la mèche longue struck in Nantes during the reign of Louis XIV of France. Droulers[1] prices this date slightly higher than the common date (1651-A).

Recorded mintage: 30,591 (est.).

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 155.16, 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.

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