France 1725-AA 1/4 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 146, lot 190
This specimen was lot 190 in Jean Elsen sale 146 (Brussels, November 2020), where it sold for €700 (about US$1,020 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AR quart d'écu aux huit L, 1725AA, Metz. D/ B. jeune à d., l., dr. et cuir. R/ Croix formée de quatre lis couronnés, cantonnée de huit L. Très rare Gradé PCGS VF30. Très Beau. Provient de la collection Teitgen, Paris, 26-28 octobre 2015, 933. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, silver quarter écu of the eight "L's" of 1725, Metz mint. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored young bust right; reverse: cross formed of four crowned lilies, cantonned with eight "L's". Very rare, Very Fine.)"
This type was struck 1725 only and is rare. It had a face value of 20 sols tournois and was the last issue of this denomination.

Recorded mintage: 97,114, a somewhat better date[2].

Specification: 5.89 g, .917 fine silver, 26-27 mm diameter, designed by Norbert Roëttiers.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1672; Gad-304; L4L 470.

Source:

  • [2]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 146: Collection Anthony Lorrain Monnaies de Metz, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2020.

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