France 1746-G ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 106, lot 889
France 1746G ecu rev JElsen 106-889.jpg
This specimen was lot 889 in Jean Elsen sale 106 (Brussels, September 2010), where it sold for 140 euro. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE ROYALE, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR écu au bandeau, 1746 G, Poitiers. Droit: Tête à gauche, ceinte d'un bandeau. Revers: Ecu de France couronné, entre deux rameaux d'olivier. Très Rare. Rogné. Griffes au droit. Seulement 2.937 p. frappées. Beau." (France, Louis XV (1715-74), silver écu au bandeau, 1746-G, Poitiers mint. Obverse: head to left, hair tied with ribbon; reverse: crowned arms of France between two olive branches. Very Rare, clipped, obverse scratches, Fine.)
Droulers records this type for this mint for 1740, 1742-57, 1760-68 and 1771, all rare. The mint was closed in 1771.

Recorded mintage: 2,937.

Specification: 29.45 g, .917 fine silver, 39 mm diameter, this specimen 25,18 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1331, Dupl.-1680; Ciani-2122; Gadoury-322; Dr/4 no. 820, Dr/2 no. 584, KM 512.8.

Source:

  • Alhéritière, Edouard, and Ludovic Deswelle, "Les écus de Louis XV de bandeau: point de situation," Numismatique et Change, No. 349 [Mai 2004], pp. 61-63.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 106, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2010.

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