France 1655-A louis d'or

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Goldberg sale 87, lot 2412
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2412 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $1,145.62. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Louis d'or, 1655-A (Paris). Louis XIV. Child head with long curl. Reverse: Crowned double L's with fleur de lis in angels. PCGS graded AU-55." This louis d'or à la mèche longue is among the more available louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: 17,636 (a better date compared to the Paris issues of 1649-53).

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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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