France 1612-A double tournois

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1175
This specimen was lot 1175 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €170 (about US$225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIII (1610-1643), Cu double tournois, 1612A, Paris. 1er type. D/ B. enfantin à d., l. et cuir., au col plat. R/ Trois lis dans le champ. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XIII, 1610-43, copper double tournois of 1612, Pris mint, first type. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored infant bust right, with flat collar; reverse: three lilies in the field. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck at Paris 1611-17 and 1620. It is common, tho not so easy to find nice. The double tournois of Louis XIII comes in dozens of varieties and Droulers reserves catalog numbers 140 thru 230 for this denomination.

Recorded mintage: 1,448,655.

Specification: 3.13 g, copper, plain edge, this specimen 3,09 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 140, Dr/2 no. 114, Dupl-1358; CGKL 386, KM 43.1.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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