France 1709-S 1/4 ecu

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Altho quarter écus were never produced in France in large quantities, this type, issued 1709-15, is fairly available. This date from the Reims mint is somewhat scarce. There are also 1/10, half and one écus struck during this period with this design.

Recorded mintage: 159,963.

Specification: 7.65 g, .917 fine silver, 28-29 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dupl., 1570; Ci., 1939; Dr/4 no. 704, Dr/2 no. 453, KM 380.15.


  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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