Kingdom of France, Louis XIII, 1/2 Louis d'or 1641

In the summer of 1640 an extensive monetary reform was conducted in France. Among other arrangements new denominations were introduced: The louis d'or at a value of 10 livres, as well as it's subdivisions and multiples. The louis d'or-coins depicted King Louis XIII (1610-1643) " l'antique," in the antique style, wearing a laurel wreath. On the reverse eight "L" formed a cross that was embellished by four crowns and four lilies. The center bore the distinguishing letter of the mint in the case of our half louis d'or it is an "A" for Paris. This coin belonged to the first emission of 1641.

Year of issue

1641 n. Chr.