France 1708-T ecu
This specimen was lot 23812 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description noted, "Louis XIIII Ecu 1708-T, Nantes, MS63 PCGS, fully lustrous and appealing with only faint adjustment marks. Rare grade for this popular series." This specimen obtained an exceptional price because the obverse bust differs from that used at the other mints, granting it a separate catalog number in Droulers and in Davenport.
Recorded mintage: 194,651.
Specification: 27.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.
Catalog reference: KM 360.18, Dav-1322, Dr/4 no. 521A, Dr/2 no. 448A.
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- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.