Coins of Louis XIV of France

During the reign of Louis XIV, a variety of coins were minted in France, reflecting the political, economic, and artistic developments of the era. Here are some key types of coins minted during Louis XIV's reign:

Louis d'or: The Louis d'or was a gold coin introduced during the reign of Louis XIII but continued to be minted throughout the reign of Louis XIV. It was one of the principal gold coins of France and had a face value of one livre tournois. The design typically featured a depiction of the king on horseback on the obverse and the royal arms on the reverse.

Écu: The écu was a silver coin that served as the principal unit of currency in France during Louis XIV's reign. It went through several changes in design and denomination over the years. The most common type of écu featured a depiction of the king's bust on the obverse and the royal arms on the reverse.

Double Louis d'or: The double Louis d'or was a larger gold coin with a face value of two Louis d'or. It featured a similar design to the Louis d'or but with a larger size and weight.

Liard: The liard was a copper coin of low value that circulated widely in France during Louis XIV's reign. It typically featured a simple design with the king's bust on the obverse and a denomination or mintmark on the reverse.

Louis d'argent: The Louis d'argent, or Louis d'argent au bandeau, was a silver coin introduced during Louis XIV's reign. It was a large silver coin with a face value of one livre tournois and featured a depiction of the king's bust wearing a laurel wreath (bandeau) on the obverse.

These are just a few examples of the types of coins minted during Louis XIV's reign. The designs and denominations of coins varied over time and were influenced by factors such as economic conditions, political developments, and technological advancements in coinage. Coins from Louis XIV's reign are prized by collectors for their historical significance and artistic merit.

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