France 1735-T 1/2 ecu

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This coin is a demi-écu aux branches d'olivier from the Nantes mint. The issues of this mint are generally common; Droulers reports every date of 1726-40. The Nantes mint operated until the reign of Louis Philippe. This coin was part of the great coinage reform of Cardinal Fleury which finally terminated the manipulations which had disrupted the French economy since the 1690's.

Recorded mintage: 38,180[1]

Specification: 14.74 g, .917 fine silver, 31-33 mm diameter, edge lettered, DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 827, Dr/2 no. 580, Duplessy 1676; Ciani 2118; KM 428.20.


  • [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.

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