France 1747-W 1/10 ecu

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close up of 1747/6 overdate

This coin, called a 1/10 écu au bandeau, was the French equivalent of a dime. In the coinage system of the ancien régime, the 1/10 écu = 12 sols. The type was struck 1740-71 and is recorded for the Lille mint ("W") for 1740-41, 1743-50, 1753. This issue is priced[2] as scarce but not rare.

Recorded mintage: 88,645.

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, 22 mm diameter, this specimen 2.88 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 850, Dr/2 no. 587, KM-511.22. Gad-292.


  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • 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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