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* Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, ''Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed.,'' Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
 
* Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, ''Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed.,'' Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
 
* Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed.'', Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
 
* Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed.'', Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
* <sup>[1]</sup>Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 133, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.  
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* <sup>[1]</sup>Elsen, Philippe, et al., ''Vente Publique 133,'' Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.  
  
 
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Jean Elsen sale 133, lot 1234
This specimen was lot 1234 in Jean Elsen sale 133 (Brussels, June 2017), where it sold for €4,500 (about US$5,948 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AV louis d'or à la mèche courte, 1644A, Paris. D/ T. laurée à d. R/ Croix formée de huit L couronnés, cantonnée de quatre lis. Légende débutant à 10h. Très rare dans cette qualité. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, gold louis of the short lock of 1644, Paris mint. Obverse: laureate head to right; reverse: cross formed of eight "L's", four fleur-de-lys in the fields. Legend begins at 10:00. Very rare in this quality, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This louis d'or à la mèche courte is among the more available louis of Louis XIV, being struck 1643-56. Only Lyon struck this type after 1645. This issue is priced[2] about 70% more than the commonest date of the mèche longue type (1651-A).

Recorded mintage: 344,195[2].

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin, this specimen 6,73 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1419; Gad-244, KM-149.1, Fr-415, Dr/4 no. 344, Dr/2 no. 213.

Source:

  • [2]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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 133, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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