France 1718-BB 1/10 ecu

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France 1718BB dixieme ecu rev 600.jpg

Shown is a tenth écu vertugadin of the Strasbourg mint, struck while Louis XV was a minor. Droulers[1] notes the 1718-BB as common. The specimen shown is a "flan neuf." The type was struck 1715-18 in substantial numbers but was replaced by the 1/10 d'écu de France-Navarre, which is only 2.44 grams. After the reform of 1726, the 1/10 écu was 2.95 grams.

Recorded mintage: 1,393,920 "flans neufs" (new blanks).

Specification: 3.06 g, .917 fine silver, .090 troy oz ASW, 22 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 847, Dr/2 no. 556, KM 432.3.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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