France 1739-A ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 87, lot 2141
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This coin is an French écu aux branches d'olivier from the Paris mint. It was lot 2141 in Jean Elsen sale 87. Most Paris mint issues are common but this one is slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: 144,664.

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

Catalog reference: KM 486.1, Dav-1330, Dr/4 no. 819, Dr/2 no. 579.


  • 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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