France 1710-V louis d'or

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20405
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This specimen was lot 20405 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1710-V. Troyes Mint. Louis XIV (1643-1715). NGC AU-53. A louis d'or au soleil of a type struck at the Troyes mint from 1709-15. Almost never seen as a date, this wholesome circulated example shows remnants of luster in the fields with excellent detail retention atop the obverse and reverse. Ideal for type representation or the collection of a specialist. RARE." This louis d'or au soleil was struck 1709-15 in some numbers. It was the last louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: 31,134[1].

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24-26 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 417, Dr/2 no. 278, Dupl. 1449, Fr-444; KM-390.19; Gad-256.


  • [1]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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