1690-D 1 Louis d’or “a l’ecu” Louis XIV MS63

The Louis d'or is any number of French coins first introduced by Louis XIII in 1640. The name derives from the depiction of the portrait of King Louis on one side of the coin; the French royal coat of arms is on the reverse. The coin was replaced by the French franc at the time of the revolution and later the similarly valued Napoleon.

The Louis d'or under Louis XIV was similar in most respects to its predecessor and had a dimension of +/- 25 mm, and a weight of 6.75 g.

Louis XIV is certainly the most famous king of France. He reigned for 72 years, taking power at the age of four and eight months, under the regency of his mother, Anne of Austria. The coinage of Louis XIV is much appreciated by numismatists.

RARE in mint state condition!

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