France 1780-A 1/10 ecu

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This specimen was lot 1697 in CGB sale 24. Droulers[1] notes this tenth écu au buste habillé from the Paris mint as a better date but not rare.

Recorded mintage: 32,540.

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, 21-22 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Benjamin Duvivier.

Catalog reference: Gad.353, Dr/4 no. 887, Dr/2 no. 620, KM 568.1.

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.

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