France 1731-X ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier from the Amiens mint in France. This specimen was lot 20827 in Heritage Auctions sale 3005 (Long Beach, May 2009). The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV Ecu 1731-X, nice XF-AU, fully struck and attractive with considerable original luster and no adjustment marks. From the Grundy Collection." Most Amiens mint issues are rare but this one is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 142,914.

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

Catalog reference: KM 486.23, Dav-1330, Dr/4 no. 819, Dr/2 no. 579.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3005: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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