1 Ecu Kingdom of France (843-1791) Silver Louis XV of France(1710 ...

1757, Royal France, Louis XV. Large Silver Ecu Dollar Coin. Paris mint!

Mint year: 1757
Denomination: Ecu
Mint Place: Paris (A)
References: Davenport 1331, Douplessy 1680, KM-512.1.

Weight: 29.02gm
Diameter: 42mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Head of Louis XV left, with bound long hair. Privy mark (heron) below.
Legend: LUD . XV . D . G . FR . ET . NAV . REX .

Reverse: Crowned oval arms with three fleur de lis inside, flanked by olive branches.
Legend: NOMEN . DOMINI (A) BENEDICTUM + I757 .

At your attention a scarce early dollar-sized silver Ecu coin, struck in France (Paris Mint) during 1757 and issued under Louis XV of France.

Louis XV (Versailles, 15 February 1710 – Versailles, 10 May 1774) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death on 10 May 1774. Coming to the throne at the age of five, Louis reigned until 15 February 1723, the date of his thirteenth birthday, with the aid of the Régent, Philippe, duc d’Orléans, his great-uncle, thereafter taking formal personal control of government.

Unexpectedly surviving the death of most of the royal family, he enjoyed a favourable reputation at the beginning of his reign and earned the epithet "le Bien-Aimé" ("the Beloved"). However, in time, his lack of morals, general inability to effectively reform France and the Monarchy, and the perceived failings of his foreign policy lost him the affection of his people, and he ended his life amongst the most unpopular kings of France.

While historians have traditionally treated Louis XV harshly, more recent research has suggested that he was in fact very intelligent and dedicated to the task of ruling the largest state in Europe, bar Russia. His nagging indecision, fueled by his awareness of the complexity of problems ahead, as well as his profound timidity, hidden behind the mask of an imperious king, may account for the poor results achieved during his reign. In many ways, Louis XV prefigures the "bourgeois rulers" of the romantic 19th century. While dutifully playing the role of the mighty king carved out by his predecessor and great-grandfather, Louis XIV, Louis XV in fact cherished nothing more than his private life far away from the pomp and ceremony of Court. Having lost his mother while still little more than an infant, he longed for a reassuring and motherly presence, which he tried to find in the intimate company of women, something for which he was much criticized both during and after his life.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-05-01
1763,FRANCE. Ecu, 1763-M. Toulouse Mint. Louis XV (1715-74). NGC EF-40.Dav-1331; km-512.13. A few light adjustment mark. Deeply toned and attractive.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-05
France. Ecu au bandeau, 1756-L (Bayonne). Dav-1331; Gad-322; KM-512.12. Louis XV. Head with headband left. Reverse: Crowned arms within sprays. A very faint obverse scratch in the field. Sharply struck with original mint luster beneath a light gray and golden tone. NGC graded AU-58. Estimated ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-02
France. Ecu, 1747-E (Tours). Dav-1331; Gad-322; KM-512.7. Louis XV. Head with headband left. Some adjustment marks. Toned. NGC graded EF-45. Estimated Value $300 - 400. Categories: World Crowns & Minors

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-02-24
CoinWorldTV 1757, Royal France, Louis XV. Large Silver Ecu Dollar Coin. Paris mint! Mint year: 1757 Denomination: Ecu Mint Place: Paris (A) References: Davenport 1331, Douplessy 1680, KM-512.1. Condition: Weight-adjusting marks and scratches, otherwise VF+ Weight: 29.02gm D ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-10-27
CoinWorldTV 1748, Royal France, Louis XV. Silver Ecu (French Dollar) "Belt Buckle" Coin. R! Mint year: 1748 Denomination: Ecu References: KM-512.14. Mint Place: Montpellier (N) Condition: Converted into a belt-buckle by two welded elements in reverse, otherwise a n ...

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FRANCE, Louis XII, ecu d'or 1629, Paris Mint (F.146; KM.41.1). Nearly very fine.

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France - Anglo-Gallic. 1 Salut d' Or, ND. Fr-301; Elias-270c. Henry VI, 1422-1453. Rouen mint. Mint mark, leopard. Two shields side by side, bearing the arms of France on the left and England on ...

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France. Ecu d'or au soleil, ND. Fr-323. Louis XII, 1498-1515. Crowned arms of France, small sun above. Reverse: Floriated cross. Very Fine. Estimated Value $400 - 500 Categories: World Gold
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