France 1730-V 1/10 ecu

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Shown is a 1728-I dixième d'écu aux branches d'olivier of the Troyes mint (mintmark "V"), which closed in 1772. This coin was part of the great coinage reform of Cardinal Fleury which finally terminated the manipulations which had disrupted the economy since the 1690's. Droulers[1] lists 1726-30 for this mint. The tenth écu was the ancien régime version of a dime tho never struck in sufficient numbers to really convert France to a decimal currency.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.

Specification: 2.95 g, .917 fine silver, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Röettiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 849, Dr/2 no. 582, KM 481, Gad-291.

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.
  • 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.

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