France 1735-Q ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 124, lot 946
This specimen was lot 946 in Jean Elsen sale 124 (Brussels, March 2015), where it sold for €85 (about US$106 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu aux rameaux d'olivier, 1735 Q, Perpignan. Droit: B. habillé à gauche, décoré de la croix du Saint-Esprit. Revers: Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Rare. Légères traces d'ajustage. presque Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV (1715-74), silver écu of the olive branches of 1735, Perpignan mint. Obverse: uniformed bust to left, decorated with the cross of the Holy Spirit; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Rare, light adjustment marks, about very fine.)"
The Perpignan mint issued this type every year 1726-40. A rare "RENEDICTUM" variety is noted for the date.

Recorded mintage: 41,234[1], a scarce date.

Specification: 29.49 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, this specimen 28,95 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl., 1675; Gad-321, KM 486.18, Dav-1330, Dr/4 no. 819, Dr/2 no. 579.

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.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 124, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2015.

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