France 1764-Pau ecu

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Steve Album sale 27, lot 1310
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This specimen was lot 1310 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE: Louis XV, 1715-1774, AR écu de Béarn au bandeau, 1764. Pau Mint (cow mintmark), issued for Béarn, reverse adjustment marks, About Unc." The Pau mint produced this type 1741-72 and is one of the common mints for the écu au bandeau.

Recorded mintage: 1,724,329.

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: Dr/4 no. 820a, Dr/2 no. 584a, KM-518. Dav-A1331. Gadoury-322a.

Source:

  • [1]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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