France 1720-K 20 sols

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29060
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Jean Elsen sale 140, lot 719
This specimen is a twenty sols de France-Navarre struck at the Bordeaux mint, one of a type struck there for France in 1719-20. This specimen was part of lot 29060 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $432. The catalog description[2] noted, "Group of Five Louis XV 20 Sols (1/6 Écu) de Navarre, ...2) 1720-K VF, Bordeaux mint; ...From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens." The second specimen was lot 719 in Jean Elsen sale 140 (Brussels, March 2019), where it sold for €130 (about US$173 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[3] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR 20 sols de Navarre (sixième d'écu), 1720K, Bordeaux. D/ B. enfantin à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Ecu écartelé de France-Navarre, échancré et couronné, accosté de la valeur. Belle patine. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver twenty sols of Navarre (one-sixth écu) of 1720, Bordeaux mint. Obverse: draped, armored and laureate infant bust to right; reverse: crowned quartered arms of France and Navarre divides the value. Nice patina, Very Fine.)"

Recorded mintage: est. 773,280[1].

Specification: silver, 11 deniers (.917 fine), 60 pieces to the mark (4.079 g), face value 20 sols, 23 mm diameter. Engraved by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1661; Dr/4 no. 843, Dr/2 no. 562, KM 440.11, Gad-295.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • [3]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 140, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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