France 1746-D 1/10 ecu

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This coin, called a 1/10 écu au bandeau, was the French equivalent of a ten cent piece. In the coinage system of the ancien régime, the 1/10 écu = 12 sols. The type was struck 1741-72 and is recorded for the Paris mint ("A") for most of those years. This issue is from the Lyon mint (mintmark "D").

Recorded mintage: 112,900 (priced[1] about 15% more than the common date such as 1746-A).

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, 22 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 587, Dr/4 no. 850, KM 511.4.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.

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