France 1672-D louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1256
This specimen was lot 1256 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €1,450 (about US$1,922 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XIV (1643-1715), AV louis d'or à la tête nue, 1672D, Lyon. D/ T. juvénile à d. R/ Croix formée de huit L couronnés, cantonnée de quatre lis. Très rare. Très Beau à Superbe. Provient de Vinchon, Paris, 29 octobre 2002, 263. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, gold louis of the bare head of 1672, Lyon mint. Obverse: juvenile bust right; reverse: cross formed of 8 crowned "L's", cantonned with four lilies. Very rare, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
Several varieties (Dr/4 no. 362D, 372) are known for this date. The louis d'or à la tête nue was struck at Lyon 1671-72, 1679-82. It is rare, probably because many were "reformed" in the 1690's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.75 g, 24 mm diameter, plain edge, this specimen 6,74 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 365, Dr/2 no. 231, Fr-423, Dupl-1428; Gad-247.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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