France 1711-X 1/2 ecu

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Sincona sale 63, lot 806
This specimen was lot 806 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$176 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, konigreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715. 1/2 Ecu aux trois couronnes 1711 X, Amiens. Sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, half écu of the three crowns of 1711, Amiens mint. Very fine.)"
Shown is a demi-écu aux insignes of the Amiens mint. Note traces of an undertype; this coin usually comes struck over an earlier half écu, Droulers[2] notes that all known specimens from this mint are overstruck. This is a fairly common date.

Recorded mintage: 225,096, fairly common[2].

Specification: 15.30 g, .917 fine silver, 32-35 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roëttiers, this specimen 14.88 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 632, Dr/2 no. 452, KM 386.25, Duplessy 1569, Gad-199.

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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020

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