France 1769-M 1/10 ecu

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This coin, called a tenth écu au bandeau, was the French equivalent of a dime. In the coinage system of the ancien régime, the 1/10 écu = 12 sols. The type was struck 1741-74 and is recorded for the Toulouse mint ("M") for 1741-43, 1745, 1747, 1749, 1754, 1757, 1759-60, 1762 and 1764-69. This specimen was lot 1477 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007) and is counted as a better date.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce[1].

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

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


  • [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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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