France 1690-Pau louis d'or

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2571
This specimen was lot 2571 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE | Königreich. Louis XIV. 1643-1715 Louis d'or de Béarn à l'ecu 1690. Pau Réformation. Äusserst selten. Gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, louis d'or of the shield, Pau mint, reformed blank. Extremely rare, Good extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1690-93 and is the first reasonably common type after the scarce dates of the 1670's and 1680's. Gadoury notes this mint as rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown, known struck on flans neufs and flans reformées.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, reeded edge, designed by J. Roéttiers; this specimen is 6.68 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 411, Dr/2 no. 261, Duplessy 1437, Fr-431, Gad-250, KM 278.


  • 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.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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