France 1711-A louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24522
France 1711A louis dor rev H3026-24522.jpg

This specimen was lot 24522 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XIIII gold Louis d'Or 1711-A, MS63 NGC, an exceptional example with bold design features, full luster and no adjustment marks. Additionally this piece appears to be struck on a fresh planchet, not over an earlier coin. Rare and highly desirable in this superior quality." This type was struck 1709-15 in France in some numbers and this date is common for the type. It was the last louis of Louis XIV.

Recorded mintage: 497,260.

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

Catalog reference: Gad-256, Dupl. 1449, Fr-444, KM 390.1, Dr/4-417, Dr/2-278.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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