France 1653-B louis d'or

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1295
This specimen was lot 1295 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,020 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Königreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715 Louis dor à la meche longue 1653 B. Rouen. Gutes sehr schön. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, louis d'or à la meche longue of 1653, Rouen mint. Good very fine, Minor planchet defect.)"
This louis d'or à la mèche longue is among the more available louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: 58,800[1], with two privy marks.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, plain edge, designed by Jean Warin, this specimen 6.73 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 345, Dr/2 no. 216, Fr-418; KM-157.1; Gad-245; Dupl-1422.

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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [2]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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