France 1659-A louis d'or Fr-421

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All French louis d'or juvénile of this period are rare. Two other varieties exist for this date with different hairstyles for the king. This variety was struck only at Paris, with Droulers[1] recording specimens for 1658-60, 1668-70. Other dates include 1662-67. This specimen was lot 1308 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007).

Recorded mintage: 59,955 (including Dr. 345 and Dr. 349)[1].

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 348 and 349, Dr/2 no. 220 and 221.

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

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