|Service Catalog #||661720|
1720-A MS France 1/3 Ecu, Crowned L's, Paris Mint, Gadoury-305, Hodder-2, AU58 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. A beautiful example of the first of two distinct types of 1/3 ecu issued in 1720. Original surfaces with undisturbed cabinet toning and an exceptional strike provide great eye appeal, and only the slightest bit of rub keeps this coin from the Mint State category. A small scratch is visible under magnification to the left of the king's eye. This type is known as a "petit Louis d'argent" to French collectors, a name often used by Colonial collectors as well. Listed on page 54 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15217, realized $576. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|