France 1711-N ecu

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Shown is a écu aux trois couronnes (écu with three crowns) struck at the Montpellier mint in the last years of Louis XIV's reign. This is the last type of écu struck in France during the Sun King's life. The type was struck 1709-15 in substantial numbers. There are also 1/10, 1/4 and half écus struck during this period with this design. This date is slightly scarce; Droulers[1] prices it about 30% higher than the common date (1713-A or 1715-A).

Recorded mintage: 93,633.

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 386.12.

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