France 1719-R 1/2 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 133, lot 1250
This specimen was lot 1250 in Jean Elsen sale 133 (Brussels, June 2017), where it sold for €500 (about US$661 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR demi-écu de Navarre, 1719R, Orléans. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné. Rare Légère porosité du flan. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver half écu of Navarre of 1719, Orléans mint. Obverse: draped, laureate and armored young bust to right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre. Rare, lightly porous, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This issue of the Orléans mint is a better date of a scarce type, struck in France 1718-20 only. It is called the demi-écu de France et Navarre.

Recorded mintage: 23,965[1].

Specification: 12.37 g, .917 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 12,01 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1658; Gad-310, Dr/2 no. 559, Dr/4 no. 824.

Source:

  • [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.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 133, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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