France 1725-C 1/16 ecu

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2903
This specimen was lot 2903 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$595 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Louis XV. 1715-1774. 1/16 Ecu aux 8 L 1725, Caen. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, 1/16 écu of the eight L's of 1725, Caen mint. Very rare, Very fine.)"
This rare type was struck 1725 only. It accompanied an eighth écu, a quarter écu, a half écu and one écu.

Recorded mintage: 22,630.

Specification: 1.47 g, .917 fine silver, 18 mm, this specimen 1.42 g.

Catalog reference: KM 477.3, Dr/4 no. 854, Gadoury 286.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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