France 1767-N 1/10 ecu

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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 Montpellier most of those years. The mint's products are typically crude, as evidenced by the erratic lettering. This specimen was lot 1476 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007).

Recorded mintage: 85,610 (priced[1] about double the common date such as 1746-A).

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, 22 mm diameter, corded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 587, Dr/4 no. 850, KM 511.

Source:

  • [1]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.

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