France 1653-D louis d'or

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20394
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This specimen was lot 20394 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1653-D. Lyon Mint. Louis XIV (1643-1715). NGC MS-61. Pale gold colored with gleaming surfaces that display little evidence of past contact and a strike that is just short of complete." This louis d'or à la mèche longue is among the more available louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: 39,866[1], a better date.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 345, Dr/2 no. 216, Fr-418; KM-157.5; Gad-245; Dupl-1422.


  • [1]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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