France 1749-AA 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 Metz mint ("AA") for 1740-41, 1743-50 and 1769.

Recorded mintage: 47,590 (priced[2] about 70% 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: Dupl., 1683; Ci., 2127; Gad., 292; Dr/2 no. 587, Dr/4 no. 850, KM 511.1.


  • [2]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.

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