France 1765-L ecu

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2405
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 2405 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Ecu, 1765-L. NGC AU-50." This product of the Bayonne mint is counted as a common date.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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