1 Louis d'or

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1788, Royal France, Louis XVI. Beautiful Gold Louis Coin. Metz! 7.62gm!

Mint year: 1788 Mint Place: Metz (AA) Mintage: 73,000 pcs. Denomination: Gold Louis (Louis d'or) References:  Friedberg 475, KM-591.2. R! Condition: Faint mint-made weight-adjusting marks, otherwise a nice lustrous AU-UNC! Material: Gold (.917) .2255 oz AGW! Diameter: 24mm Weight: 7.62gm

Obverse: Bare-headed bust of Louis XV left. Privy mark below. Comment: Designer`s signature (DU VIV for Du Vivier) inside bust truncation! Legend: LUD . XVI . D . G . FR . ET NAV . REX Translated: "Louis XVI, by the grace of God king of France and of Navarre"   Reverse: Crown above shields of France and Navarre. Mint initial (AA) of the Metz mint below. Legend: CHRS . REGN . VINC . IMPER (+<) I788 Translated: "Christ reigns, defeats and commands!"

Louis XVI or Louis-Auguste   de France (Versailles, 23 August 1754 – Paris, 21 January   1793) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and   then as King of the French from 1791 to 1793. Suspended and arrested   during the Insurrection of 10 August, he was tried by the National   Convention, found guilty of treason, and executed by guillotine on 21   January 1793. He was the only king of France to be executed.

Although Louis was beloved at first, his   indecisiveness and conservatism led some elements of the people of   France to eventually view him as a symbol of the perceived tyranny of   the Ancien Régime. After the abolition of the monarchy in 1793, the new   republican government gave him the surname Capet, a reference to the   nickname of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty, which the   revolutionaries wrongly interpreted as a family name. He was also   informally nicknamed Louis le Dernier (Louis the Last), a   derisive use of the traditional nicknaming of French kings. Today,   historians and French people in general have a more nuanced view of   Louis XVI, who is seen as an honest man with good intentions, but who   was probably unfit for the herculean task of reforming the monarchy, and   who was used as a scapegoat by the revolutionaries.

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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-04
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 Denomination: 1 Louis d'or
 Metal: Gold
 State: Kingdom of France (843-1791)
 Person: Louis XVI of France (1754 - 1793)
 Catalog reference:
  Fr-475
  KM-591.1 591.15 591.2
 
Description:   English
Coin variations: 42 instance(s)
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