France 1750-D 1/10 ecu
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 Lyon mint ("D") for 1740-44, 1746, 1750, 1755, 1757-59, 1765 and 1767-70. This specimen was lot 1474 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007).
Recorded mintage: 12,450 (priced about double 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.
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