France 1691-A 1/12 ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is an douziéme d'écu aux 8 L struck in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV of France. This type was struck 1691 only and only at Paris and Lille, on new blanks. Despite this, it is listed as more available than the succeeding type, the douziéme d'écu aux palmes of 1694-1701.

Recorded mintage: 1,212,234.

Specification: 2.28 g, .917 fine silver, 27-28 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 740, Dr/2 no. 407.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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