This 1 ounce gold coin pays tribute to the longest reigning monarch (of a major country) in European history. Mintage of just 500 coins!
This Proof Gold coin, which contains .999 Gold, is part of the “From Clovis to the Republic – 1,500 Years of French History” series. This series will contain 15 coins over 5 years and highlights French heritage by honoring ten kings, two emperors and three presidents who helped shape the French nation. This is the first coin for 2014 of this series. Louis XIV (1638 - 1715), also known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, came to power on May 14, 1643 and reigned for over 72 years. Louis XIV left behind him an influential France, as is attested to by the building of the Palace of Versailles. The obverse shows a portrait of Louis XIV wearing a long wig. On the reverse is The Sun, Louis XIV's emblem. Each of these beautiful Gold coins comes in a box and with a certificate of authenticity.
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|Metal Content:||1 troy oz|
|Manufacturer:||Monnaie de Paris|