France 1758-Z 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 Grenoble mint ("Z") for 1741-44, 1747-50, 1752-60, 1762-66 and 1767-70. The mint closed in 1771 and most if its issues are scarce to rare. This specimen was lot 1475 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007).
Recorded mintage: 51,027 (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.
- 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.