1718-A 1 Louis d'or "Maltese cross"

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This coin was struck under the reign of Louis XV. French culture and influence were at their height in the first half of the eighteenth century. However, many scholars believe that Louis XV's decisions damaged the power of France, weakened the treasury, discredited the absolute monarchy, and made it more vulnerable to distrust and destruction. Evidence for this view is provided by the French Revolution, which broke out 15 years after his death.

MS62+ Two year type from the Paris mint! A U.S. coin of similar quality and rarity would sell for $100k or more. We feel these are very undervalued and collectors/investors around the world have started to take notice in recent years.

Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774), known as Louis the Beloved (Louis le bien aimé), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded his greatgrandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Until he reached maturity in 1723, his kingdom was ruled by Philippe II,  Duke  of  Orléans,  as  Regent of France; the duke was his great-uncle, as well as first cousin twice removed patrilineally. Cardinal Fleury was his chief minister from 1726 until the Cardinal's death in 1743, at which time the young king took sole control of the kingdom.

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