France 1767-R 1/5 ecu

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This coin, called a cinquième d'écu au bandeau, was the French equivalent of a twenty cent piece. In the coinage system of the ancien régime, the 1/5 écu = 24 sols. The type was struck 1741-72 and is recorded from the Orléans mint for 1741-42, 1753-54, 1759-62, 1764 and 1766-67. This specimen was lot 325 in CGB sale 46 (Paris, December 2010).

Recorded mintage: 4,150 (priced[1] about double the common date such as 1769-L).

Specification: 5.59 g, .917 fine silver, 26 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/2 no. 586, Dr/4 no. 841, KM 515.15 (unlisted date).

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.

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