France 1725-A 1/8 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1423
This specimen was lot 1423 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €240 (about US$318 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR huitième d'écu aux huit L, 1725A, Paris. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Très rare Griffes au droit. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver eighth écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Very rare, scratches on obverse, Very Fine.)"
This type was struck 1725 only and is rare. It had a face value of ten sols tournois and was the only issue of this denomination during the reign of Louis XV.

Recorded mintage: 390,988[2], the most common date.

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, 21 mm diameter. Engraved by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 2,91 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 846, Dr/2 no. 577, Dupl-1673; Gad-294.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [2]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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