France 1738-L ecu

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This coin is an écu aux branches d'olivier from the Bayonne mint. It was lot 1451 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007). Most Bayonne mint issues are common, including this one.

Recorded mintage: 576,684.

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

Catalog reference: KM 486, 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.

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