France 1713-9 1/10 ecu
This specimen was lot 1393 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "France (Rennes mint), 1/10 ecu of three crowns, Louis XIV, 1713, mintmark 9. Nicely toned AXF with old scratches on both sides, uneven rims due to slightly off-center strike, popular period." This type was struck 1709-15. The type is common but most individual dates are scarce. This mint is known for 1710-15.
Recorded mintage: 70,848, a better date but not rare.
Specification: 3.06 g, .917 fine silver, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge, this specimen 3.13 grams.
Catalog reference: Gad-125; Dupl-1571; KM-379.23, C.1940, Dr.382.
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- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.