France 1765-L ecu
This specimen was lot 2405 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description 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 Roettiers.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.