France 1706-D ecu
This specimen was lot 2621 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "France. Ecu, 1706-A (sic) Choice EF. Louis XIV. 8-L type. Bust right. Reverse: Arms of France surrounded by 4 double L's crowned with fleur-de-lys between. Choice Extremely Fine." The type was struck at the Lyon mint until 1709; there are also ¼ and ½ écus struck during this period with this design. The type was issued 1704-09 and is common tho less so than the écu aux trois couronnes.
Recorded mintage: 536,555 (all new blanks), the most common mint for 1709.
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-360.1; 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.
- Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.