France 1723-& ecu

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1673
This specimen was lot 1673 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,800 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH, Konigreich, Louis XV. 1715-1774. Ecu de France 1723, Aix. Réformation. Sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, écu of France of 1723, Aix mint, reformed. Very fine.)"
A écu au grand écusson de France of the Aix mint, struck while Louis XV was a minor. Droulers[2] 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 all reformed, a scarce date.

Specification: 24.47 g, .917 fine silver, this specimen 24.41 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 817, Duplessy 1665A; Ciani 2107; KM 459.20, Dr/2 no. 566, Gadoury 319. Dav-1328.

Source:

  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 2nd édition. Paris: AFPN, 1998.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018

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