France 1720-R 1/6 ecu

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 29062
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This specimen is a sixth écu de France struck at the Rouen mint. It is a common date of a common type struck 1720-23, both on new blanks and "reformed" over older coins, most likely twenty sols de France-Navarre. This specimen was part of lot 29062 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $360. The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis XV. Trio of 1/6 Écu de France, ...3) 1720-R, Orléans mint AU. From the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens."

Recorded mintage: unknown but common, all rf.

Specification: silver, 11 deniers (.917 fine), 60 pieces to the mark (4.079 g), face value 30 sols, 24 mm diameter. Engraved by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: KM-454.16, Gad-297, Dr/4 no. 845.


  • [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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [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.

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