France 1721-A 1/3 ecu

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72196
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This specimen was lot 72196 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. 1/3 Ecu, 1721-A. Paris Mint. Louis XV (1715-74). PCGS AU-55. Good strike with attractive tone." The type was struck 1720-23 in large numbers while the adventurer John Law dominated the French government. Many were struck over petit Louis d'argent struck in 1720. This specimen is from the Paris mint and is common.

Recorded mintage: 7,299,802, all new blanks, a very common date.[1].

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine silver, 26-28 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by N. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1667; Ciani 2109; KM 457.1, Dr/2 no. 568, Dr/4 no. 832.

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.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [2]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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