France 1815-L 20 francs Fr-526

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Jean Elsen sale 124, lot 1051
This specimen was lot 1051 in Jean Elsen sale 124 (Brussels, March 2015), where it sold for €220 (about US$274 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, première restauration (1814-1815), AV 20 francs, 1815 L, Bayonne. Fleur horizontale. Très Beau. (France, Louis XVIII, first restoration (1814-15), gold twenty francs of 1815, Bayonne mint, horizontal flower, very fine.)"
This is a scarce date of a type struck 1814-15 for the first restoration of Louis XVIII. An 1815/4 overdate exists for this issue but is awarded no premium.

Recorded mintage: 54,444[2], a better date.

Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, 21 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM, designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier.

Catalog reference: Fr-526; KM-706.3; Gad-1026, F.517/14.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 124, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2015.

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