France 1695-A louis d'or

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50099
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50099 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'or, 1695-A. NGC VF-35. Louis XIV (1643-1715)." This type, known as a louis d'or aux 4 L, was struck 1693-1700, mostly over older coins. Twenty-four mints contributed in 1695.

Recorded mintage: numerous on "flans reformées," 60,282 on new blanks.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-433; KM-302.1; Gad-252; Dup-1439; DFW-257, 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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