France 1721-A ecu

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2209
This specimen was lot 2209 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"France, Louis XV. 1715-1774 Ecu de France 1721 A. Paris Réformation. Vorzüglich-FDC. NGC AU58. (France, Louis XV. 1715-1774, écu of France of 1721, Paris mint, reformed. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
The specimen shown is an écu au grand écusson de France of the Paris mint, struck while Louis XV was a minor. Droulers[1] notes the type as rather scarce but more available than the succeeding écu aux 8 L of 1724-25. The type was issued 1720-24.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date; all "flans reformées".

Specification: 24.47 g, .917 fine silver, .722 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 817, Dr/2 no. 566, KM 459.1, Dav-1328, Dupl. 1665A; Gad-319.

Source:

  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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