France 1710-D ecu

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Shown is a écu aux trois couronnes (écu with three crowns) struck at the Lyon mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. 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. Droulers[1] prices this date about 12% higher than the common date (1713-A or 1715-A).

Recorded mintage: 2,132,307.

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, KM 386.4, Dav-1324.

Source:

  • [1]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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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