France 1756-L ecu

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34642
France 1756L ecu rev P177-34642.jpg

This specimen was lot 34642 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $822. The catalog description[3] noted, "FRANCE. Ecu au Bandeau, 1756-L. NGC AU-58. Louis XV (1715-74)." This specimen is an écu au bandeau of Louis XV struck in 1756 at the Bayonne mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown but the most common mint of 1756.

Specification: silver, 11 deniers (.917 fine), 8.3 pieces to the mark (29.488 g), face value 6 livres, 39 mm diameter. Engraved by Joseph-Charles Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dav-1331, Dr/4 no. 820, Dr/2 no. 584; Gad-322; KM-512.12.

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.
  • Clairand, Armand, Monnaies de Louis XV, Le temps de la Stabilité Monetaire, 1726-1774, Paris: Maison Platt, 1996.
  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [3]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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