1779, Royal France, Louis XVI. Silver Ecu (French Dollar) Coin. Limoges mint!
Mint Year: 1779 Denomination: Ecu Mintage: 172,393 pcs. References: KM-564.7. Mint Place: Limoges (I) Condition: Weight-adjusting marks across bust, rough (lightly corroded) surfaces, cleaned (hairlines), otherwise VF+ Weight: 29.05gm Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Head of Louis XV left, privy mark below. Legend: LUD . XVI . D . G . FR . ET NAV . REX . (privy mark) . Reverse: Crown above oval with three fleur de lis inside, flanked by olive branches. Legend: SIT NOMEN DOMINI (I) BENEDICTUM (+) 1779 .
Louis XVI or Louis-Auguste de France (Versailles, 23 August 1754 - Paris, 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1793. Suspended and arrested during the Insurrection of 10 August, he was tried by the National Convention, found guilty of treason, and executed by guillotine on 21 January 1793. He was the only king of France to be executed.