France 1694-A 2 louis d'or

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Sincona sale 46, lot 346
This specimen was lot 346 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,800 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715. 2 Louis dor aux quatre L 1694 A, Paris. Réformation. Sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, double louis d'or of the 4 L's of 1694, Paris mint, reformed. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1693-1700 and is probably the most common double louis d'or of Louis XIV but it is still rare.

Reported Mintage: 60,573 on new blanks plus an unknown number "reformed".

Specification: 13.50 g, .917 fine gold, reeded edge, designed by J. Roéttiers; this specimen 13.36 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 260. Fr-432, Dupl-1439A; Ci., 1800; KM 554.1, Dr/4 no. 399, Dr/2 no. 265.


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  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
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  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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