France 1716-X 1/4 ecu

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Quarter écus were struck for Louis XV of France 1716-25 but most are rare. It was replaced by the fifth écu in the great reform of 1726 that ended all the restrikes and manipulations of the beginning of Louis' reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.64 g, .917 fine silver, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1653A; Gad-302, Dr/4 no. 837, Dr/2 no. 555.


  • 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.

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