France 1694-D louis d'or

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 20450
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This specimen was lot 20450 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1694-D. Lyon Mint. Louis XIV. PCGS MS-61 Gold Shield. Lustrous with a few marks but no hairlines. Struck on a new blank, there is no trace of undertype. Rare thus, listed as "R3" in Gadoury vs. "C" for the restruck variety. This type, known as a louis d'or aux 4 L, was struck 1693-1700, mostly over older coins. Twenty-four mints contributed in 1694." This is a common date.

Reported Mintage: 81,176 + 725,082 on "reformed" blanks.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, 24-26 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: KM-302.3; Fr-433; Dupl-1440A; Gad-252; KM 302.17, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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