France 1735-A ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 104, lot 762
France 1735A ecu obv JElsen 104-762.jpg
This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier from the Paris mint. It was part of lot 762 in Jean Elsen sale 104. The catalog description noted,
"FRANCE ROYALE, Louis XV (1715-1774), lot de 3 écus aux rameaux d'olivier, 1726, Caen; 1732, Tours et 1735, Paris (léger défaut de flan, photo). Dupl. 1675. Beau à Très Beau (France, Louis XV (1715-74), lot of three écus, 1726-C, 1732-M and 1735-A, Fine to Very Fine)."
The 1735-A is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 842,018.

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

Catalog reference: KM 486.1, 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.
  • 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.

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