France 1734-K ecu

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This specimen was lot 1449 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007). This type, the écu aux branches d'olivier, was struck in France 1726-40 in large quantities from many mints. Bordeaux ("K") issues are recorded for 1726-40. Droulers[1] notes this date as common.

Recorded mintage: 262,944.

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

Catalog reference: Gad.321, Dav-1330, Dr/4 no. 819, Dr/2 no. 579, KM 486.

Source:

  • [1]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.

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