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France 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Ecu  1709 to 1715
France 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Ecu 1709 to 1715

These silver coins come from France under King Louis XIV (LVD XIIII on the coin). Unless your coin is beat to a pulp, bent, severely stained, spotted, or otherwise mutilated, it is a valuable piece. The 1 ecu coin in our picture is in gorgeous condition with tremendous eye appeal. It sold for 1150 euros (about $1200 US dollars) during a 2015 auction by iNumis in Paris. CoinQuest thanks iNumis for use of their nice coin photo.

The coin comes in four denominations:

1/10 ECU: 22 mm diameter, 0.090 troy ounces silver
1/4 ECU: 27 mm diameter, 0.224 ounces silver
1/2 ECU: 30 mm diameter, 0.450 ounces
1 ECU: 40 mm diameter, 0.917 ounces

If you have a nice-looking example of this coin, be sure to seek out an experienced collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. The catalog values below are very approximate. They apply to all dates, but extra-valuable dates and mint marks are called out below the main listings. Mint marks appear at the center of the three crowns.

1/10 ECU
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $400

1/4 ECU
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $700

1/2 ECU
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $240
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800

1 ECU
worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $750

In the 'extra valuable' list below, the price shown is catalog value for coins in well preserved condition.

EXTRA VALUABLE 1/10 ECU
1712Z: $500 well preserved
Coins with cow mint mark: $350

EXTRA VALUABLE 1/4 ECU
1710C: $700 well preserved
1711C: $700
1711E: $700
1715E: $700
1711H: $700
1711M: $700
1710T: $700
1711T: $700
1715W: $700
1709X: $700
1710Y: $700
1711Y: $700
1713&: $700
coins with cow mint mark: $800
coins with B mint mark: $600

EXTRA VALUABLE 1/2 ECU
1712E: $800 well preserved
coins with cow mint mark: $900

EXTRA VALUABLE 1 ECU
1712B: $1000 well preserved
1714B: $1000
1713C: $1000
1714D: $1000
1715E: $1000
1712G: $1000
1713G: $1200
1715L: $1000
1712M: $1000
1714M: $1000
1713P: $1000
1712Q: $1000
1715X: $1000
1712Y: $1000
1713Y: $1000
1712)(: $1000
1713)(: $1200
1714)(: $2000
coins with mint mark: $1000
coins with O mint mark: $1000
coins with Z mint mark: $1300
coins with & mint mark: $800
coins with cow mint mark: $1000

Coin: 20312 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Chrissy, Wed, 25-Nov-2015 04:45:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 25-Nov-2015 15:51:46 GMT
Requester description: 1711 LVD XIIII D G FR ET NAV REX
SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDIC TV M 1711
There are 3 crowns in a circle on back
Tags: france 1 10 4 2 ecu gaul francaises francais french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise lvd xiiii fr et nav rex sit nomen domini benedic benedict 3 crowns crown circle rexm rexind rexx rexetind sitting sits benedictum benadigivs benedictvs benedicturm benedictvm benedictus crowned tiara crwon crpwn tiarra crowning tiera circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed flower fleur florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals

  

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