France 1718-BB 1/10 ecu KM-432.3

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 280

This specimen was lot 280 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $229.90. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Louis XV le Bien-Aimé (the Well-Beloved). 1715–1774. AR Dixième d’écu de Navarre. Strasbourg mint; différents: heart/star. Pierre l’Écrivain, engraver. Jean-Valentin Béyerlé, director. Dated 1718 BB. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 58. Very nicely toned about uncirculated. Only coin of this date and type ever graded. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, June 1973." This type is noted for 1718-19 and is rather scarcer than the dixième d'écu vertugadin of 1715-18. The next issue of this denomination was in 1726.

Recorded mintage: est. 1,382,400[1].

Specification: 2.44 g, .917 fine silver, .722 troy oz ASW, 22 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roëttiers. This specimen 22 mm diameter, 2.36 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1660; Ciani 2104; KM 432.3, Dr/4 no. 848, Dr/2 no. 564.


  • [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.
  • [2]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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