France 1710-A ecu

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from Sincona sale 11. lot 1322
This specimen was lot 1322 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 550 CHF (about US$681 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Ecu aux trois couronnes 1710, Paris. Vorzüglich. (France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, écu of the three crowns of 1710, Paris mint. Extremely fine.)"
This is the last type of écu struck during the French 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. This is a common date for the type.

Recorded mintage: 1,107,725[2].

Specification: 30.59 g, .917 fine silver, edge lettered "DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM", designed by Norbert Roéttiers. This specimen is 30.63 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 524, Dr/2 no. 450, KM 386.1, Duplessy 1568, Dav-1324.

Source:

  • [2]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.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 1st ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.
  • Guilloteau, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, Colonies 1670-1942 et Metropole 1774-1942, Versailles, 1942.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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