France 1651-A louis d'or

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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: 993,063 (commonest date).

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

Catalog reference: Fr-418; KM 157.1; Gad-245, Dr/4 no. 345, Dr/2 no. 216.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.

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