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2017 Silver €10 The Sower Series Proof (The Louis d'or)

2017 Silver €10 The Sower Series Proof (The Louis d'or)

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Dating from 1640 to 1792, the Louis d'or brought stability to the French currency. This intricately designed coin honors three Louis Kings that contributed to the coin's success.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains .6423 oz of Silver.
  • Comes in a box with a certificate of authenticity from the Monnaie de Paris.
  • Mintage of just 5,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts Roty's Sower, an emblematic figure of French numismatic history.
  • Reverse: Features three major French kings named Louis that reigned while the Louis d'or circulated. The upper portion of the coin depicts a Louis d'or that circulated during Louis XIII's reign, the lower right presents the bust of Louis XIV, and the lower left illustrates a scene of Louis XV leading French troops to the Fontenoy battle.
  • Certified by the Monnaie de Paris.

This Silver coin would be a great addition to any collection or an ideal gift for a loved one. Add this 2017 Silver €10 The Sower Series Proof Louis d'or coin to your cart today!

The Louis d'or was created in 1640 under the reign of Louis XIII that lasted from 1610 to 1643. Louis XIII and his minister Claude de Bullion were willing to stabilize the currency and bring prestige to France in order to compete with Spanish and English coins. The mechanism of the Precious Metals strike allowed to mint the Louis d'or with a pendulum.

The Louis d'or was struck from 1640 to 1792. Under Louis XIII, the Louis d'or weighted 21.7 oz and had a 25 mm diameter. On the obverse of the Louis d'or struck under Louis XIII the face of the King is turned slightly to the right with the Latin inscription "LVD XIII DG - FR ET NAV REX". The inscription means "Louis XIII, King of France and of Navarre thanks to the grace of God". The reverse presents a monogram of a cross created by four double "L" and surmounted by a crown and separated by a fleur-de-lys. The inscription "CHRS REGN VINC IMP" is written, which means "the Christ reigns, conquers and commands".

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