France 1704-S ecu

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10214
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10214 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Ecu, 1704-S. Reims Mint. Louis XIV (1643-1715). Toned. VERY FINE." The type was struck until 1709; there are also ¼ and ½ écus struck during this period with this design.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, edge lettered "DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM", designed by Joseph Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 518, Dr/2 no. 436, KM-360 (for type); Gad-224, Dav-1320.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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