France 1710-X ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 139, lot 874
This specimen was lot 874 in Jean Elsen sale 139 (Brussels, December 2018), where it sold for €285 (about US$380 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AR écu aux trois couronnes, 1710X, Amiens. D/ B. cuir. à d. R/ Trois couronnes posées en triangle, séparées par trois lis. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, silver écu of the three crowns of 1710, Amiens mint. Obverse: armored bust right; reverse: three crowned posed in a triangle, separated by three lilies. Very Fine.)"
Shown is a écu aux trois couronnes (écu with three crowns) struck at the Amiens 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. Droulers[2] prices this date about 12% higher than the common date (1713-A or 1715-A).

Recorded mintage: 636,974.

Specification: 30.59 g, .917 fine silver, edge lettered "DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM", designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 30,34 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 524, Dr/2 no. 450, Dav-1324; Dupl-1568; Gad-229.

Source:

  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 139, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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