France 1712-Z 1/2 ecu

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3629
This specimen was lot 3629 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Königreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715 1/2 Ecu au trois couronnes 1712 Z. Grenoble. Sehr selten. Nur 3754 Exemplare geprägt. Sehr schön. Leicht gereinigt. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, half écu of the three crowns of 1712, Grenoble mint. Extremely rare. Only 3754 pieces struck. Very fine. Minor cleaning.)"
This type was struck 1709-15 in large quantities, and is the last half écu to bear the bust of Louis XIV. It was succeeded by the demi-écu vertugadin of Louis XV. Droulers[1] does not list this date.

Recorded mintage: unknown[1].

Specification: 15.30 g, .917 fine silver, 32-35 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roéttiers. This specimen 15.00 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1569; Ci-1938; Gad-199; Dr/4 no. 632, Dr/2 no. 452, KM 382.22.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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