France 1649-A louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23815
from Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23815 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,407.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis XIIII gold Louis d'Or 1649-A, MS63 NGC, a choice piece with full mint bloom and well-struck details. Rare grade for this early series." This louis d'or à la mèche longue, struck at the Paris mint 1646-59, is among the more available louis of Louis XIV of France. It is still an expensive coin.

Recorded mintage: 320,498[1].

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

Catalog reference: KM 157.1, Dr/4 no. 345, Dr/2 no. 216.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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