France 1707-A 10 sols

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1353
This specimen was lot 1353 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR 10 sols aux insignes, 1707A, Paris. D/ B. dr. à d. R/ Main de justice et sceptre en sautoir entre trois lis. Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver ten sols of the insignia of 1707, Paris mint. Obverse: draped bust right; reverse: hand of justice and sceptre crossed, three lilies in the fields. Nice patina, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
Shown is a ten sols aux insignes (ten sous with insignia) struck at the Paris mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. The type was struck 1703-08 in substantial numbers but the Metz ("AA") and Strasbourg ("BB") mints struck ten sols aux quatre couronnes. When the coin was recalled in 1710 for melting, the government paid only seven sols each for them.

Recorded mintage: 9,375,483[2], a common date.

Specification: 3.10 g, .798 fine silver, 22-23 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 2,96 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 709, Dr/2 no. 463, Dupl-1566; Gad-133.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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