France 1702-D 1/2 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 94, lot 1426
France 1702D demi ecu rev JElsen 94-1426.jpg

Shown is a 1702D demi-écu aux insignes of the Lyon mint in France. Note traces of an undertype; this coin usually comes struck over an earlier half écu, Droulers[1] notes that all known specimens from this mint are overstruck. The obverse dies are leftovers from the earlier buste du type au palmes. This specimen was lot 1426 in Jean Elsen sale 94 (Brussels, December 2007), where it sold for 130 euro.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 13.72 g, .917 fine silver, 32-35 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 No. 623, Dr/2 no. 425, KM 326.1.

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

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