France 1716-A 1/2 ecu

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Shown is a half écu vertugadin struck in 1716 at the Paris mint while king Louis XV was a minor. Droulers[1] notes that all known examples are struck "flan reformés," i.e., over earlier types. The type was struck until 1718, when it was replaced by the demi-écu de France et Navarre. It is priced lower than its sister, the écu vertugadin, tho much scarcer.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common for the type.

Specification: 15.29 g, .917 fine silver, .451 troy oz ASW, 31-33 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roëttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 823, Dr/2 no. 554, KM 420.1, Dupl-1652A; Gad-308.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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