France 1682-L ecu

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Künker sale 293, lot 1842
The écu à la cravate was struck 1672-85 in fairly large quantities but was the victim of repeated "reformations," where older écus were called in and restruck. As a result, the type is rare today. It was succeeded by the écu drapé à l'antique of 1684-87. Droulers[1] prices this date as common, but even a common date is priced over three times that of an écu à la mèche longue. This specimen was lot 1842 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €550 (about US$741 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANKREICH, KÖNIGREICH, Louis XIV, 1643-1715. Ecu à la cravate 1682, L, Bayonne. Min. justiert, winz. Zainende, sehr schön +. Das vorliegende Stück wird auch als "Ecu du Parlement" bezeichnet. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, écu of the necktie of 1682, Bayonne mint. Minor adjustment marks, clipped, very fine or better. This type is also called the "écu of Parliament.")"

Recorded mintage: 392,247[1].

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 37-41 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by F. Warin.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 474, Dr/2 no. 354, Dav-3805; Duplessy 1493; Gadoury 210.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [2]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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