France 1710-9 ecu

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34640
France 1710-9 ecu rev P177-34640.jpg

This specimen was lot 34640 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $417. The catalog description[3] noted, "FRANCE. Ecu, 1710-9. Rennes Mint. PCGS AU-50. Louis XIV (1643-1715). Light adjustment marks." Shown is a écu aux trois couronnes (écu with three crowns) struck at the Rennes mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. This is the last type of écu struck during the Sun King's life. The type was struck 1709-15 in substantial numbers. There are also 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2 écus struck during this period with this design.

Recorded mintage: 1,330,000[1].

Specification: 30.59 g, .917 fine silver, edge lettered "DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM", designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 524, Dr/2 no. 450, Dav-1324, KM-386.23; Gad-229; Dup-1568; Droulers-473; DFW-353.

Source:

  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 2nd édition. Paris: AFPN, 1998.
  • 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.
  • [3]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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