France 1738-9 ecu

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72199
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This specimen was lot 72199 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. ECU, 1738-(9). Rennes Mint. NGC MS-62. Light adjustment marks on both sides. Dark toned on the obverse, lightly toned on the reverse." This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier from the Rennes mint, struck for Louis XV. Most Rennes mint issues are common.

Recorded mintage: 363,599, a common date.

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

Catalog reference: KM 486.20, 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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