France 1664-D louis d'or

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20192
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This specimen was lot 20192 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1664-D. Lyon Mint Louis XIV (1643-1715). PCGS MS-61. louis d'or au buste juvénile, tête laurée from a scarce type struck 1658-72. Single finest certified example at either PCGS or NGC. Although this type is not recorded as being restruck over older coins, there is a trace of an undertype on the reverse. Decent strike from heavily polished dies with somewhat dull luster accounting for the grade." All louis d'or juvénile of this period are rare.

Reported Mintage: unknown but a scarce date.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-421; KM-200.3; Gad-246; Dupl-1425; Ciani-1789; cf.Droulers-309; DFW-191.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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