France 1693-W louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24649
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This specimen was lot 24649 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XIV gold Louis d'or aux 4L 1693-W, Lille mint, MS63 NGC. A handsome example with appealing, light-golden patination and notable luster. As was typical practice, this piece was overstruck onto an earlier gold Louis d'or à l'écu and faint details from the earlier strike still remain, including the 1690 date." 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 1695.

Recorded mintage: numerous on "flans reformées," 29,108 on new blanks.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-433; Gad-252; Dup-1439; KM 302.20, Dr/4 no. 412, Dr/2 no. 266.

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

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