France 1719-A 1/2 ecu

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This issue of the Paris mint is a scarce date of a scarce type, struck in France 1718-20 only. It is called the demi-écu de France et Navarre.

Recorded mintage: 8,640[1], a rare date.

Specification: 12.37 g, .917 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 559, Dr/4 no. 824.


  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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