France 1732-AA ecu

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This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier from the Metz mint in France. Metz mint issues are known for the entire span of the type (1726-40) but most dates are scarce to rare including this one. The weak strike on a bad planchet is probably typical for this mint near the border with Germany.

Recorded mintage: 25,697.

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:

  • 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.

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