France 1759-B ecu

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2905
This specimen was lot 2905 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$238 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Louis XV. 1715-1774. Ecu au bandeau 1759 B, Rouen. Vorzüglich. Feine Patina. Leicht justiert. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, écu of the ribbon of 1759, Rouen mint. Extremely fine, Nice toning, Minor adjustment marks.)"
Despite the trifling mintage, this is not noted as a rare date.

Recorded mintage: 13,841.

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, this specimen 29.19 g.

Catalog reference: KM 512.3, Dr/4 no. 830, Gadoury 322, Dav-1331.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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