France 1695-A 1/2 ecu

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10213
France 1695-A demi ecu rev Ponterio 169-10213.jpg

This specimen was lot 10211 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $223. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. 1/2 Ecu, 1695-A. Louis XIV (1643-1715). Overstrike with crescent on reverse. Toned with some lustrous highlights. NGC AU-50. From the Demarete Collection." The specimen shown is an demi-écu aux palmes ("écu with palms") struck in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV. This type was struck 1693-1701 in large quantities, mostly overstriking older écus ("flans reformés"--see the specimen shown for the visible undertype). It was succeeded by the demi-écu aux insignes. Droulers[1] prices this date as common, but even a common date is priced 20% higher than a demi-écu à la mèche longue.

Recorded mintage: 31,495 "flans neufs" plus unknown number of "flans reformés."[1]

Specification: 13.72 g, .917 fine silver, 32-35 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM, designed by Joseph Roëttiers.

Catalog reference: KM-295.1; Gad-185; DFW-260; Dup-1521a, Dr/4 no. 618, Dr/2 no. 412.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Guilloteau, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, Colonies 1670-1942 et Metropole 1774-1942, Versailles, 1942.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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