France 1724-V ecu Dav-1328

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Künker sale 293, lot 1863
This specimen was lot 1863 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,774 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANKREICH, KÖNIGREICH, Louis XV, 1715-1774. Ecu de France 1724, V, Troyes. Réformation. Prachtexemplar. Justiert, fast Stempelglanz. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, écu of France of 1724, Troyes mint, reformed. Prooflike, adjustment marks, about uncirculated.)"
This is an écu au grand écusson de France of the Troyes 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: 60,714 on new blanks plus 66,654 of the écu aux 8 L (very rare).

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, Duplessy 1665; Gadoury 319, Dav-1328.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [2]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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