France 1737-D ecu

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 287

This specimen was lot 287 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,840. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Louis XV le Bien-Aimé (the Well-Beloved). 1715–1774. AR Écu aux rameaux d’olivier. Lyon mint; différents: sun/eagle’s head. Aymé and Bertrand Jacquemin, engraver. Jean-Louis Loir, director. Dated 1737 D. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Choice lustrous toned uncirculated, a gem. Only Écu of the “Olive Branch” type graded MS 65. Lacking the usual adjustment marks. Ex Leu 44 (13 October 1987), lot 1091." This is a common date of a common type struck 1726-40 from numerous mints.

Recorded mintage: 186,261[1], a common date.

Specification: 29.49 g, .917 fine silver, 39-41 mm diameter, edge lettered, DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Norbert Roéttiers. This specimen 39 mm diameter, 29.48 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: Dav-1330, Duplessy 1675; Ciani 2117; KM 486.6, Dr/2 no. 579, Dr/4 no. 819.

Source:

  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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