France 1695-B louis d'or

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Künker sale 294, lot 3032
This specimen was lot 3032 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,887 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH, KÖNIGREICH, Louis XIV, 1643-1715. Louis d'or aux quatre L 1695, B, Rouen. Réformation. GOLD. Sehr schön. (kingdom of France, Louis XIV, 1643-1715, louis d'or of the four L's, Rouen mint, reformed. Very fine.)"
This type, known as a louis d'or aux 4 L, was struck 1693-1700, mostly over older coins. Twenty-six mints contributed in 1695.

Recorded mintage: 101,141 on "flans reformées," 2,899 on new blanks.

Specification: 6.75 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6,70 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 412, Fr-433; KM-302.2; Gad-252; Duplessy 1440 A.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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