France 1704-9 1/4 ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a quart d'écu aux 8 L (quarter écu with 8 L's) struck at the Rennes mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. The type was struck 1704-05 in substantial numbers. There are also French tenth, half and one écus struck during this period with this design. This date is a common date. The earlier quart d'écu aux 8 L of 1690-93 (see 1691-B quart d'écu aux 8 L) featured a different reverse.

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. 701, Dr/2 no. 442, KM 380.24 (unlisted date).


  • 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.

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