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France 1786 Louis d'or NGC MS62

Since its introduction under Louis XIII the Louis d'or was recognized as a prominent gold coin of worth. As the storm clouds of revolution gathered during the reign of Louis XVI, the Louis d'or (Gold of Louis) still symbolized wealth and majesty throughout Europe to royalty and merchants alike. This long standing denomination would soon be overwhelmed by the maelstrom of change and the First Republic.

This example is lustrous and well struck on a well formed planchet. A very eye appealing glimpse into a tumultuous time in history.

The A on reverse signifies Paris as the mint of issue. The swan below the head on the obverse identifies Mint Director J. Dupeyron de la Coste II.

As of this writing, the NGC population report identifies this piece as one among relatively few in uncirculated condition with none beyond MS64.


7.65g  24mm  0.917 AV  0.2255 troz AFW

KM# 591.1 Gadoury 361

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