France 1712-A ecu

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1128
This specimen was lot 1128 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$415 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Ecu aux trois couronnes 1712, Paris. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Drei Kronen in Kleeblattstellung, dazwischen Lilien, im Zentrum das Mzz. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, écu aux trois couronnes of 1712, Paris mint. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: three crowns in circle, fleur-de-lys between, mintmark in center. Minor planchet defects, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1709-12 and is among the common écus of the Sun King.

Recorded mintage: common.

Specification: 30.59 g, .917 fine silver; this specimen is 30,35 g.

Catalog reference: Gad-229, Dr/4 no. 524, Dr/2 no. 450, Dupl. 1568. Dav-1324, KM 386.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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