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La Semeuse 2017 -  Monnaie de Paris

The Sower, the Louis d’Or

This year Monnaie de Paris is featuring one of the world’s most famous coins: the Louis d’Or. This coin was issued during the reign of Louis XII in the Seventeenth Century, and it marked the début of a new French coinage system that would las until 1792 during the French Revolution. Unveiled in 2014 with the Denier of Charles the Bald – whose Edict of Pistres founded what would become Monnaie de Paris – the series continued in 2015 with the Franc à Cheval: the first French franc. Then, the 2016 edition featured the Teston, the first heavy silver coin.