Monaco 1673 ecu Dav-4308

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Sincona sale 13, lot 2666
This specimen was lot 2666 in Sincona sale 13 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 5,700 CHF (about US$7,372 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MONACO, Louis I. 1662-1701. Ecu 1673. Sehr selten. Sehr schön (Monaco, Louis I, 1662-1701, écu of 1673. Very rare, very fine)."
The prince of Monaco issued an extensive series of coinage, from copper double tournois to one écu, mostly imitation of the neighboring French coinage. Today, it is all scarce to rare. This type is noted for 1662-82.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 27 g, silver, this specimen 27.02 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 61, Dav-4308, KM 37.3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Auktion 13: Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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