France 1693-A 2 louis d'or Fr-432

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Künker sale 294, lot 3030
This specimen was lot 3030 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,696 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH, KÖNIGREICH, Louis XIV, 1643-1715. Double louis d'or aux quatre L 1693, A, Paris. Réformation. In US Plastikholder der PCGS mit der Bewertung Genuine - Cleaning - AU Details. GOLD. RR Min. Überprägungsspuren, leicht gereinigt, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, double louis d'or of the four L's, Paris mint, reformed, in PCGS AU details holder. Rare, trace of undertype, tooled, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type, known as a double louis d'or aux 4 L, was struck 1693-1700, mostly over older coins. Twenty-four mints contributed in 1693.

Recorded mintage: 12,447 fn + 19,513 rf + 11,490 double louis d'or à l'écu.

Specification: 13.50 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-432; Gadoury 260, Duplessy 1439 A; Dr/4 no. 399, Dr/2 no. 265.

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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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