France 1717-P ecu

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2207
This specimen was lot 2207 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$955 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"France, Louis XV. 1715-1774 Ecu vertugadin 1717 P. Dijon Réformation. Selten. Gutes sehr schön. (France, Louis XV. 1715-1774, écu vertugadin of 1717, Dijon mint, reformed. Rare, Good very fine.)"
An écu vertugadin of the Dijon mint, struck while Louis XV was a minor. Droulers[1] notes the 1717-P as a rare date. The type was struck 1715-18 in substantial numbers but was replaced by the écu de France-Navarre, which is only 24.47 grams.

Recorded mintage: 19,924 flans neufs[1].

Specification: 30.59 g, .917 fine silver, .902 troy oz ASW, 41 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roëttiers, this specimen 30.34 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 317, Dr/4 no. 813, Dr/2 no. 553, Dav-1326, KM 414.16.


  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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