France 1701-9 ecu

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Sincona sale 63, lot 798
This specimen was lot 798 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$564 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, konigreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Ecu aux insignes 1701 "9", Rennes. Réformation. Vorzüglich. Feine Patina. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, écu of the insignia of 1701, Rennes mint, reformed. Extremely fine, Nicely toned.)"
This écu aux insignes was struck 1701-03, mostly overstriking older écus ("flans reformés"). It was succeeded by the écu aux 8 L, 2éme type. Droulers[2] prices this date about 25% higher than the common 1701-A.

Recorded mintage: 4,993 fn + unknown rf[2].

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roëttiers, this specimen 27.00 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 513, Dr/2 no. 420, KM 369.25, Gadoury 220, Dav-1316.

Source:

  • [2]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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020

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