France 1753-G 1/10 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 90, lot 1187
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This coin, called a 1/10 écu au bandeau, was the French equivalent of a dime. It was lot 1187 in Jean Elsen sale 90 (Brussels, December 2006), where it did not sell. 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 Paris mint ("A") for most of those years. This issue is from Poitiers (mintmark "G") and is listed but not priced[1]. Louis d'or, écus, and 1/20 écus are also reported from this mint for this date, all are rare.

Recorded mintage: 54,173.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 587, Dr/4 no. 850, KM 511.8.

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.

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