France 1709-CC louis d'or

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4263
This specimen was lot 4263 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 2500 CHF (about US$3,162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Louis d’or au soleil 1709, Besançon. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, louis d'or au soleil of 1709, Besançon mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1709-15 in some numbers but the issues of this mint are rare. It was the last louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very rare.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24-26 mm diameter, this specimen 8,13 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 417, Gad-256, Dupl. 1449, Fr-444, KM 390.26.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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