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Louis XVIII 20 Franks 'R' Mint - VF

Very Fine condition

  • A French Gold coin struck at The Royal Mint in London in 1815
  • From the year of the Battle of Waterloo
  • No British Gold coins were produced this year
  • ‘R’ mint mark indicates the coin was struck in London
  • The first time The Royal Mint have offered the ‘Louis Sovereign’ as it has become known
  • 6.45 grams of 22k Gold – 22mm in diameter
  • Graded by The Royal Mint as Very Fine condition
Price: £710.00
  • No Longer Available
  • Product code: HISILVIII20

During the Napoleonic wars, the British helped the exiled King Louis of France, by striking gold francs at the Royal Mint in London to help fund his armies, as well as to supply the British troops fighting across the channel.

After the Battle of Waterloo, King Louis reclaimed his throne, as well as the Mint in Paris, so there was no requirement to ever strike French Gold coins in Britain ever again, making this coin a highly desirable one year issue.

6.45 grams of 22k Gold – 22mm in diameter

Louis XVIII 20 Franks 'R' Mint - VF

Weight 6.45 g
Diameter 22.00mm
Year 1815
Pure Metal Type Gold
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