France 1717-A louis d'or

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Droulers[1] notes this type, called a louis d'or de Noailles, was struck 1716-18 and was the heaviest louis d'or struck during the reign of Louis XV. It was replaced by the louis d'or à la croix du Saint Esprit, which was 9.79 grams. The 1717-A, though an expensive coin, is far more common than any other date of this French type.

Recorded mintage: 2,747,856.

Specification: 12.23 g, .917 fine gold, 27-28 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roëttiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 795, Dr/2 no. 529.


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  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • 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.
  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.

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