Aire-sur-la-Lys 1710 50 sols KM-16.1

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20407
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This specimen was lot 20407 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Aire-sur-la-Lys. Klippe 50 Sols, 1710. Louis XIV (1643-1715). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Uniface diamond Klippe. A siege issue from the War of Spanish Succession, struck bearing the arms of town governor Marechal de Goesbriant. A wholesome, deeply toned example of the type, with details that remain entirely on flan. Elusive in general and extremely difficult to find this pleasing. From the John Whitney Walter Collection. Ex: Coin Galleries Auction, December 2008." This type was accompanied by a 25 sols.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.3 g.

Catalog reference: KM-16.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]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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