France 1710-A louis d'or

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Sincona sale 46, lot 351
This specimen was lot 351 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 900 CHF (about US$1,080 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Louis dor au soleil 1710 A, Paris. Sehr schön. Leichte Fassungsspuren. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, louis d'or of the sunburst of 1710, Paris mint. Very fine, Minor traces of mounting.)"
This louis d'or au soleil was struck 1709-15 in some numbers. It was the last louis of Louis XIV. The 1710-A is a common date for the type.

Reported Mintage: 417,109.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24-26 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J. Roéttiers; this specimen 8.07 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 256. Fr-444, Dr/4 no. 417, Dr/2 no. 278.


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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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