France 1637-E double tournois

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 973
This specimen was lot 973 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIII (1610-1643), Cu double tournois, 1637E, Tours. 7e type, spécial à Tours. D/ B. l., dr. et cuir. à d., au grand col plat. R/ Trois lis dans le champ. Rare. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XIII, 1610-43, copper double tournois of 1637, Tours mint, seventh type peculiar to Tours. Obverse: armored, laureate bust right in large flat collar; reverse: three fleurs-de-lys in the field. Rare, Very fine.)"
This double tournois, buste viril à col plat brodé was struck at Tours in 1637. Similar doubles tournois (Dr/4 no. 168, 169) were struck at that mint in 1637 and both are more common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.13 g, copper, 20-21 mm diameter, this specimen 3,49 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1369; CGKL 446, Dr/4 no. 167.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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