France 1693-K louis d'or Fr-433

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30753
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This specimen was lot 30753 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XIV gold Louis d'or 1693-K AU53 PCGS, Bordeaux mint. A pretty buttercup-gold selection and well-executed for this type, milder host coin attributes showing than some (besides a lis from the host coin showing on Louis's neck). A higher grade than average for issue and a desirable coin." This type, known as a louis d'or aux 4 L, was struck in France 1693-1700, mostly over older coins. Twenty-four mints contributed in 1693.

Recorded mintage: 2,220 (new, rare) plus 60,092 (restruck, fairly common) plus 2,222 (restruck) of louis d'or à l'écu (Dr/4 no. 406).

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-433; Gad-252; Dup-1439; KM 302.11, Gad-252, Dr/4 no. 412, Dr/2 no. 266.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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