France 1731-E ecu

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This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier struck for France at the Tours mint. This specimen appears to be a 1731/28. Most Tours mint issues are rare but this one is fairly common. The mint closed in 1771.

Recorded mintage: 127,219[1], 15,000[2].

Specification: 29.49 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, edge lettered, DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM.

Catalog reference: KM 486.7, Dav-1330, Dr/4 no. 819, Dr/2 no. 579.

Source:

  • [2]Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.

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