France 1718-B ecu Dav-1327

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Steve Album sale 27, lot 1308
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This specimen was lot 1308 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE: Louis XV, 1715-1774, AR ecu de Navarre, 1718-B. Rouen Mint, issued for the Province of Navarre, light obverse adjustment marks, two-year type, About Unc." An écu de France-Navarre of the Rouen mint, struck while Louis XV was a minor. This is a common date altho 1718-A écus vertugadin also exist. The specimen is a "flan neuf;" unlike the écu vertugadin, none were struck over older coins. The type was struck 1718-20 in substantial numbers.

Recorded mintage: 1,513,465 plus about 306,400 of the écu vertugadin.

Specification: 24.47 g, .917 fine silver, .722 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 816, Dr/2 no. 558, Dav-1327, Duplessy 1657; Ciani 2101, KM-435.3. Gadoury-318.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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