France 1694-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 palmes struck in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV of France. This type was struck 1694-1701 in reasonable quantities, mostly overstriking older twelfth écus ("flans reformés"--altho the specimen shows little undertype). It was succeeded by the douziéme d'écu aux insignes. Droulers[1] notes this date as the commonest date but prices it at four times that of a douziéme d'écu à la mèche longue.

Recorded mintage: unknown but all "flans reformés."

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 742, Dr/2 no. 416.

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.
  • 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.

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