France 1787-R 1/10 ecu

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was struck at the Orléans mint in 1787 during the reign of Louis XVI of France. Droulers[1] prices this date about 50% higher than the common date (1784-I or 1785-A).

Recorded mintage: 26,000[1], 375,000[2].

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, .087 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 21-22 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 568.11, Dr/4 no.887.


  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • [2]Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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