France 1711-& 1/4 ecu

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Shown is a quart d'écu aux trois couronnes (quarter écu with three crowns) struck at the Aix mint for France in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. This is the last type of quarter écu struck during the Sun King's life. The type was struck 1709-15 in substantial numbers. There are also 1/10, half and one écus struck during this period with this design. This date is somewhat scarce; Droulers[1] prices it about 75% higher than the common date (1711-A).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.64 g, .917 fine silver, reeded edge, 28-29 mm diameter, designed by Norbert Roëttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 704, Dr/2 no. 453, KM 380.24 (unlisted date).


  • [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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.

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