France 1713-W 1/2 ecu
This type, called the demi-écu aux trois couronnes, was struck 1709-15 in France 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. Gadoury prices this date from Lille as slightly scarce. The SCWC has deleted this type entirely from its listings.
Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.
Specification: 15.30 g, .917 fine silver, 32-35 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roéttiers.
Catalog reference: Dupl-1569; Ci-1938; Gad-199; Dr/4 no. 632, Dr/2 no. 452, KM 382.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.