France 1702-A 1/4 ecu

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Shown is a quart d'écu aux insignes (quarter écu with insignia) struck at the Paris mint for France in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. The type was struck 1701-03 in substantial numbers. There are also tenth, half and one écus struck during this period with this design. This date is a common date but is still double the price of the previous quart d'écu aux palmes. This specimen was lot 251 in CGB sale 42.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.86 g, .917 fine silver, reeded edge, 28-29 mm diameter, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 695, Dr/2 no. 428, KM 324.1.


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  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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