France 1710-9 1/10 ecu

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Shown is a dixième d'écu aux trois couronnes (tenth écu with three crowns) struck at the Rennes mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. This is the only type of tenth écu struck during the French Sun King's life. The type was struck 1709-15 in substantial numbers. There are also 1/4, 1/2 and one écus struck during this period with this design. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 502,919.

Specification: 3.06 g, .917 fine silver, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 722, Dr/2 no. 454, KM 379.23.

Source:

  • 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.

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